Design Philosophy    Biography

Though raised in the beautiful horse country of Lexington, Kentucky, Jenna has spent much of the last 20 years living in Chicago. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she embarked on a career in the fashion industry. From the corporate buying offices of Neiman Marcus, she moved on to representing Giorgio Armani on both the East and West coasts. She earned her MBA and spent several years with the J. Peterman Company developing The J. Peterman Furniture Collection and their men's cologne, 1903.

It was her family’s move to London and the urging of her mother, Jennifer Schnabel- a 30-year interior designer, who pushed Jenna to pursue her passion for interiors. While in Europe, she traveled extensively, studied architecture, and established her network of international decorative antique sources.

Upon returning to the US, Jenna found herself overseeing the construction of her own single family home. In 2007, Jenna Wedemeyer Design was incorporated and her career as a decorator began. Since then, Jenna has been privileged to work in the homes of friends and clients in Chicago, Dallas, Lexington, London, Los Angeles, Lyford Cay (Bahamas), Newport Beach, and New York City.

Jenna lives with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs in Lincoln Park. Aside from interiors, her other passions are showing hunters and jumpers and rescuing dogs.