This truly was a house made out of love!!! I feel so lucky to have gotten to be a part of this project that was 15 months in the making and 21,000 sq feet. And it really was a collaboration of the greatest people!
This project included the work of Chris Duh (creative genius extraordinaire), HMN architects and their lovely in-house designer Amy Higgins, Centric Projects, Restoration Emporium, countless others and the amazing dedication and hard work of RMHKC staff like April Hudson and their selfless volunteers.
Thank you to everyone for all that you did to make this house special for those families who have no other choice but to utilize such a needed service.
comfortable contemporary home
Residential design is near and dear to my heart. This design is not about my own personal style, but figuring out what you love and helping you pull it off. Not that I won't have tons of opinions but I have to be sure it reflects you, the client, first and foremost! So if you are traditional, transitional, contemporary, whatever----we will figure it out and make it happen! And I am realistic that not everyone will have the money to do it all at once. So for some clients we work in stages and set you up on a master plan!
befores & afters
MLS, Sporting KC & Ronald McDonald House
We had TEN days to pull off a make-over for the MLS "Worx" and Sporting KC's "Victory Project" in honor of the League Cup.
ecclectic modern home
Photo Credit: Keith Meyer
I absolutely adore doing commercial work. On these jobs, we have the chance to set the tone for whatever personality you want to exude. I have been lucky enough to delve into the world of television sets, non-for-profits, restaurants, salons and I dream of one day designing a boutique hotel!
KC Live television set
KC Live television set
classic grays home
My mother has a sculpture in the Reagan Presidential Gallery. My father is Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Let's just say it was a natural fit that I would be creative. :)
Plus I found that having original art was a luxury that a lot of people skipped out on in their home design. I would like to change that by having varying price points of AMAZiNG works of art.
My artwork is my way of having fun with paint. I paint beautiful layers of colors that would be the perfect "piece de resistance" in any home and I paint a world of the perfect layers of colors, beautiful snobby clothes and exotic locations.
I am obsessed with the world of fashion and my influences vary from Tom Ford to Henri Matisse to Fairfield Porter.
Wowzahs, what a journey it has been! My life has been full of adventures and I honestly can say I appreciate every moment and bizarre twist and turn! Most people know me from HGTV's show Design Star. Eight thousand people tried out for the show, thirty-eight were flown to Los Angeles for casting, nine people made it to the show and after 5 million viewers, I was lucky enough to win season three.
HGTV Design Star Episode Recap 307
HGTV: Tracee, Jennifer & Scottie
Food for the Soul
New Colors for Living-HGTV
Jen's Story - Ronald McDonald House Charities
RMH Episode 2 - Breaking Ground
RMH Episode 3 - Meet the Builder!
HMN Architects on RMDH
RMH Episode 5 - Meet the Designers!
Upcycling & Restoration
Why Design for a Difference
Season 3 Design Star cast mates Jen Bertrand & Tracee Dore talk design!!
design tips video blogs
Painting a Tile Backsplash-HGTV
The Benefits Of Wool Area Rugs with Jennifer Bertrand
Carpeting Design Advice with Jennifer Bertrand
Brass is back? Let's talk design trends w/ HGTV Design Star Jennifer Bertrand
Leather Faux Finish-HGTV
I have been hired to speak at an amazing roster of events ranging from Hallmark's Color Week to International Design Guild's Summit in Las Vegas to Roth Distributing's Design event in Denver to emceeing events like DiFFA's Dining By Design. Please see Q&A page for more information regarding fees.
Hallmark World Headquarters Color week 2011 Used to inspire artists; Scott Butterfield, Trend Consultant for Hallmark Cards:
“Jennifer Bertrand enchanted our artists, designers and writers with her message. She was engaging, expressive and funny but I think her authenticity is what really held the audience of over 250 people, for over an hour.
Hallmark is all about connecting emotionally; she shared with us her elation, her disappointments, challenges and triumphs. Jennifer was the perfect expert to include in our Color Week presentations, a week of inspiring stories that celebrate style, color and design.
We were treated to Jennifer’s talents as a designer and colorist – obviously an authority – but her flair for creative delivery is what most impressed and delighted us. I can highly recommend Jennifer as a speaker with a captivating story.”