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2013 Young Guns - Danielle Jacques

Author: Shawndrea Corbin
Issue: September, 2013, Page 74
Photo by Chris Loomis


Company: Danielle Jacques Designs, LLC, Phoenix

Education: Bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies in interior design and communications, and a master’s degree from Arizona State University

How did you get into this line of work?
I have to thank Arizona State University (ASU) for its excellent college of design and professors. With a degree under my belt, and a lot of confidence, I hit the job market in 2001. Because ASU required an internship as part of its curriculum, I had some design experience and was able to pick up a design assistant position immediately, working under an amazing interior designer named Michael Scott. 

What inspires you?
Everything around me. Being an interior designer has taught me to find beauty in almost everything, from a fabulous dinner, to the color in a fabric, to a wine’s bouquet.

What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
One of the most rewarding things I have experienced is to be the first in my family to graduate from college. Earning my master’s degree was rewarding and, as a result, I became a published author and my thesis is in the Architectural Library at ASU.

Have you received any awards?
I was selected as one of 35 entrepreneurs (under 35) by The Arizona Republic as part of its “Class of 2012” feature. General word of mouth has grown my client list exponentially. I have placed several times, either first, second, or third, in the Design Excellence Awards presented by the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

What’s on the horizon?
I want to give back. My company is talking with Habitat for Humanity about building a “green house” in Sedona, Arizona. It would be the first sustainable house for the charity. We hope to be a part of this incredible project.

This Santa Barbara-style great room pairs honed limestone flooring with neutral wall colors for a bright, open space. Rustic touches hint at the Southwest, while a 30-foot-tall cantera fireplace draws the eye up to the unique ceiling composed of hand-hewn beams and tumbled travertine brickwork.

Interior designer Danielle Jacques, Allied ASID, created an expansive, family-friendly kitchen by opening up a wall and pairing dark wood with white stone countertops. A chalkboard and family photos add to the cheeriness of the space.
Shades of gray and white complement the Carrara marble of this master bath, while brushed nickel hardware offers Old World charm paired with modern functionality.

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