Jay standing in front of his shop Cavalier, filled with carefully curated handsome bespoke, antique and vintage items for the home. From Jay, I truly believe that if you surround yourself with beauty, you will be a happier person for it. So very true!
Jay Jeffers, a designer known for his bold use of saturated color, yet is a genius at the soft monochromatic room, because of the exciting elements he places throughout. As Diana Vreeland said, The Eye has to Travel, and yours will, alighting on unique and memorable pieces in each and every room Jay designs. Myself, I have counted well over a hundred precious finds that could easily drop from heaven and land beautifully into my home!
Jay opened his design business 14 years ago and has been a rising star in this highly competitive business ever since. He is genuine, understated , and has the panache to bring his clients dreams to life! The great Albert Hadley has been an influence and inspiration to Jay.
Jay Jeffers new book, Collected Cool, The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors , Forward by Jamie Drake. Published by Rizzoli and written with Alisa Carroll. Photography by Michael Millman.
This stunning book is divided into four sections, plus one about Cavalier the shop he and partner MIchael Purdy have made into an experience for the senses.
He begins with the section Collected Cool, rooms thoughtfully layered over time through a multitude of unique details.
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|Brilliant unadorned windows with painted moldings, the daybed generously proportioned and sumptuous. The sleek contemporary table. A masterful mix of luxe finishes, sumptuous materials, sophisticated glam!|
|A fresh Galbraith and Paul printed linen and red lacquer chairs, and a pedestal top of recycled glass make a perfect breakfast room|
|In this sky-high Russian Hill Home Jay has set the stage to showcase the owners stunning art collection|
Jay on Art:
Ultimately Fine Art, accessories, and personal objects are the souls of a room. Each piece brings its own energy to a space;it can set the mood or disrupt it in an unexpected but inspiring way.
I have the privilege of working with many clients to curate collections of fine art and objects, and whether their prized collections are wonderful things they picked up on their travels or family heirlooms, they speak of a life well lived
You will be thrilled at the collected works of art throughout the pages of this incredible book! There are Montages of artfully done elements, do take time to appreciate the details.
|Jay also invites us into two of his and partner Michael Purdy's homes and what a treat!|
There are persimmon hued walls in the living room with a hot pink lacquer table. Look at the lines of the gray velvet chairs. Then the gray and cream on the lower wainscot show how no detail is left to chance
|Jay and his partner Michael Purdy with their faithful companion and shop namesake, Cavalier|
|The Cavalier attitude is Bold uncommon furniture, art and accessories.You will see many of Jay's own bespoke designs at Cavalier The shop is Thoughtful, Inspiring, and Adventurous!|
Thank you Jay for this fabulous Springtime offering that will have us cherishing it throughout the year! Bravo!
You may reach Jay through Jay Jeffers Design Group
Please purchase his book Jay Jeffers Collected Cool as it is a collectors item for your design library!
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Publication and images received courtesy of Rizzoli New York
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