California Casual with @WorkYourCloset

Whether you’re looking to revamp your home, refresh your wardrobe, find parenting tips from someone who gets it, or just want to spend some time on a blog Pinterest dreams are made of, Work Your Closet is a treasure trove of advice and inspiration. We recently caught up with Jamie Lynn Gernert, the woman behind the wise words and gorgeous pics, to talk bedroom design, how to master that breezy California chic aesthetic, and more.

Q: How are you liking your Bramo Bed and Organic Latex Spring Mattress?

A: We are loving our Bramo Bed and Latex Mattress. I really can't get over how beautiful the fabric is and the amazing quality of the bed frame overall. The mattress was a welcomed change from the one we had previously! 

Q: Can you elaborate on why you chose these pieces, where they are in your home, and anything specific about your experience going with a small, sustainable brand for custom furniture?

A: I loved the simplicity, but also the customization of the Bramo bed. I wanted a very simple headboard with light wood legs and the Bramo bed checked every box - even coming in a California King! Learning more about Medley's eco-conscious ethos and how all your products are hand-made in California (where I am from) made them really stand out from the rest. Plus, the pricing is very reasonable for custom furniture! 

Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic, and how did you cultivate it? 

A: I definitely try to embody that California Casual design aesthetic - I think it's in my genes. But truthfully, anything that is elevated and comfortable at the same time is my overall vibe. I want our spaces to feel put together, but also approachable. It's a delicate balance. 

Q: What’s a typical day for you look like as a mama and entrepreneur? 

A: Well most days we're all up juggling breakfasts and getting ready between 7:30 and 8:30. Shortly after, my husband and I take our oldest to school and then we come home and retreat to our garage apt turned home office. We spend majority of our day in there - we have a kitchenette and bathroom, so we're pretty self sufficient. When we can, we both pick up our oldest around 2pm from school and then we head back to the office. Sometimes I have design meetings, or site visits so I tend to do those in the afternoon. Most days, I end my day around 5:30 and spend some time with the boys before my husband gets off from work. We'll juggle dinner and bedtime and more often than not we'll do a few more work things around the kitchen island or in the living room while we catch each other up on our day. 

Q: Do you want to share anything about WYC Designs or other exciting projects you’re working on? 

A: I have some amazing clients right now - from complete new builds in Mississippi and North Dakota to some smaller furnishing projects that I can't wait to shoot. A lot of new content and surprising design projects coming to life in 2021 that I honestly can't wait to share!

Thank you so much for your time and interior insights, Jamie! 

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