Fast Talk with Vickey Wachtel and Courtney Barker with guest Jeanette Chasworth
Jeanette Chasworth’s clients have nicknamed her “the color whisperer” because of her approach to creating incredible rooms or homes for her clients. When starting a new project, she first listens to the needs and desires of both the client and the house. Instead of fitting her style to a project, she uses her intuition and design knowledge to create a unique environment that weaves together each client’s unique tastes, preferences and functional needs to create a space or home that reflect the client’s personality. After working with Jeanette, clients describe their new space as “visual expressions of their personality”. Their homes move from feeling chaotic to feeling more like a sanctuary. There is a sense of peace and comfort created by colors and textures that now harmonize with the energy of the client—and with their home. As a result, Jeanette’s portfolio illustrates great diversity in design, as her philosophy is unbounded by a particular style, and her inspiration draws from the desires that houses may ‘whisper in her ear’. In addition to Jeanette’s innate talent with color and design, she earned a degree from Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Next were varying assignments, from showrooms at the Pacific Design Center, interior design firms, drapery manufacturers, and the assistant to the president and designer of a Bausman & Co., a premier furniture manufacturer. In 2002, Jeanette opened her own design firm and her journey an interior designer took a new and exciting turn. In addition to managing numerous interior design projects., she has taken her love one step further, by being an interior design instructor. She has inspired students at Citrus College in Glendora, the University of California at Riverside, and Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.