Despite a life-long love for antiques, Jessica's career began more traditionally. She has a BA and MBA from Duke University, and spent the last 10 years in corporate strategy consulting at both Bain and Company and The Parthenon Group, which brought her to Boston, New York City, and finally, Houston.
She credits her parents for her love of antiques. Avid collectors themselves, they have a house in Round Top, Texas, and the family has been attending the antique fair long before it was the production it is today. Jessica is a passionate collector, and it was her interior designer who, upon seeing how she loved and sourced special pieces, working with auction houses and dealers from all over the country, suggested she turn her experience into a full-time career. Her interior designer, in turn, became her first client.
More modern than a tradition antique store or dealer, Jessica understands how to mix antiques with contemporary decor for timeless style. She specializes in custom furniture and decorative arts sourcing, finding the perfect piece for the space. She can provide leverage to both designers and homeowners who want to find one-of-kind pieces, but don't have time for custom searches, aren't finding exactly what they are looking for, or think traditional sources like antique stores are inaccessible. She tailors her searches based on client needs, whether they are looking for certain periods or provenance, need the right look, or want to stay within a certain budget.
Additionally, Jessica holds select stock in decorative smalls, like antique books, boxes, and porcelain, and one-of-a-kind wallpaper, including some very special vintage and antique panels. She loves styling and staging bookshelves and furniture, firmly believing that the finishing touches are the most important part of every room.
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