At Home with Winter

Interior Styling for the Seasons

By Gina Jacobson, Owner/Interior Designer, CL Designs

As preparations for snowy weather and large get-togethers begin, having engaging surroundings gains importance for many of us. With so many décor options available, I make my best choices after carefully considering what already exists in a space. In this house, expansive windows drew my eye and naturally highlighted the darker pieces in my table arrangement. Curvaceous Moser furniture offered the perfect inspiration for the twists in each centerpiece, and the russet hues in the countertops became the impetus for more warm wood features and golden lights throughout.

Gina Jacobson styling an area
Gina Jacobson, Commercial and Residential Interior Designer/Owner of CL Designs, arranging winter décor

Gina Jacobson styling a room


While complimenting the home’s fixtures, the decorations also provided a healthy alternative to synthetic objects. White candles added a crisp touch to the plant clusters, as well as innocuous flames to spotlight the details. At the same time, a bar of soap anchored the vanity with its neutral color and served as a hypoallergenic resource for handwashing. A round ice sculpture mimicked the numerous circles already in the vicinity, as it showcased herbs and, perhaps most conspicuously, vibrant flowers, local greenery, and organic produce, yielded a fresh aesthetic and wholesome nutrition for later consumption.

Finished area by Gina Jacobson, CL Designs
The finished dining table and mantel centerpieces include Suzanne Caporael’s “Silo Ridge (Hazard)” print from Tandem Press
Tablescape by Gina Jacobson/CL Designs
Copper-wired and natural light draw the eye to the table’s local juniper and produce
Close-up table decor by Gina Jacobson CL Designs
A ripe pomegranate rests with real stems and blooms
Gina Jacobson CL Designs Duluth Minnesota
Handmade snowflake ornaments hang from a custom eucalyptus wreath by Gina of CL Designs
Arch and glow CL Designs Gina Jacobson Duluth Minnesota
A bar of soap rests on a vintage wooden dish by the sink
Icy fire and lights Gina Jacobson CL Designs Duluth Minnesota
An icy ring of herbs and spices contrasts the lit candle it encircles, while greenery, warm lighting and a mini-wreath by Gina Jacobson/CL Designs, accent the two
A non-toxic candle surrounded by evergreen branches highlight Caporael’s “Job Island”

When incorporating seasonal furnishings into the heart of any house or office, I consider not only the environment as it is, but also its occupants’ physical well-being. During the colder months, styling projects are usually undertaken in order to satisfy clients’ desires for inviting and one-of-a-kind surroundings where visitors can gather. But my seasonal work may be just as important as a means of modernizing the entire dwelling or place of business for both that time frame and beyond.

To do that, I refer to comprehensive design principles, develop customized proposals that fit my client’s wishes, and prioritize clear procedures for each task I perform. I weigh other aspects of green interior design as well, including the recyclability, durability, local sourcing, and energy efficiency of anything I procure. I believe that the areas we inhabit can be functional, beneficial, and beautiful at the same time and that the combination of those three is what will make them truly great.

Overall, as a passionate and focused interior designer specializing in healthy products for both residential and commercial sites, I have a strong drive to create aesthetically-pleasing, intuitive, and welcoming areas. I usually find that my clients enjoy fine art, unique touches, and environmentally sensitive products. Whatever your reason, if you decide to utilize my design services this winter, you can expect the process to start with a meeting. At that time, I will observe your space and get a sense of your priorities for its design. Whether for one room or the whole building, I will then devise a detailed, personalized plan that may include everything from furniture layouts to accessories and ornamentation. Once that plan is in place, we will meet again to finalize it and agree upon implementation dates, understanding that their fulfillment signals completion of the work. Lastly, with your approval, I will photograph the outcome for future use.

Update your space with Gina

Owner/Interior Designer CL Designs:


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