Home & Garden: Interview

Home & Garden: Interview

Jonathan Adler
A native of South Jersey, Bridgeton’s Jonathan Adler has made a name for himself in the design world, creating cutting-edge, stylish décor in a playful yet elegant way. From vases to furniture and much more, Adler has come a long way since his first ceramic collection was launched in the high-end department store, Barneys New York.

House & Home caught up with Adler to chat about his inspiration, the easy things people can do to improve the look of their home and found out why his biggest project is yet to come.

Projects in the works…
I’ve recently partnered with Fisher-Price, where I’ll be designing a collection of baby gear that pairs my modern aesthetic with their expertise in early childhood development. I’m also working on refreshing the Parker Palm Springs hotel that I first designed a decade ago. And, of course, designing more products and opening more stores.

Bigger than Bridgeton…
I don’t know if I dreamed bigger, but I think I dreamed differently. I couldn’t wait to leave and see the world. I always knew I’d end up in New York.

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Fueling the creative process…
Creativity is an audacious undertaking, and I try not to think about it too much. I keep my eyes and my mind wide open.

Favorite room in the house…
The living room in my NYC apartment. We have a paisley Ping Pong table on Saarinen bases, and I love playing every night (and beating my husband at a few rounds every night).

Work reflecting his personality…
I want to show that serious design doesn’t have to be so serious. It’s very much a reflection of my personality. I’m one part Franz Kafka, one part Ariana Grande.

His ultimate design dream…
I’d love to design a car, inside and out.


-Swap your pillows out seasonally for a fresher look and feel.

-Move your furniture around—there’s no one right placement.

-Always buy a chandelier that is bigger than you think you need and more expensive than you think you can afford.

-Add in some gold tones. They’re like jewelry for your home.

-Put all your lights on dimmers—everyone will look richer and more glamorous than they already are.

Author: Liz Hunter via House & Home magazine


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