House{WEARS}

Occupation :: {House Manager}

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So…for quite some time now, I have been a {House Manager} for a lovely family – two busy doctor’s, their 20+ year old daughters & two amazing Havanese puppies!  I often get asked- “How did you find that job?” My answer- “Craigslist.” Seriously, it is the best job that I have ever had! 3 days a week, I run their household, so on any given day I can wear a number of creative hats; Dog trainer for two pups, chef, errand girl, personal shopper, interior designer, stylist, event planner, decoration committee…and the list goes on! This current occupation as a House Manager takes the knowledge I have gained from the past two decades as a stylist/designer/personal shopper/professional organizer and then sprinkles it with my passion for food & animals! Whatever you want to label it,  It is my dream occupation!  Who would have thought? {Not me!}

No one is micro-managing me and I sometimes amaze myself with what I can accomplish on any given day. There are a few motivators; One,  I love what I am doing & it brings me happiness to know that my presence in their lives creates a sense of ease! Second, they are thoughtful & appreciative people, that seem to love everything I do! This was their text to me last Thursday- “Do I have to keep telling you what a great dinner it was, how much we loved it! Halloween decorations are stunning, we went berserk over the wine cellar that you organized! All we could really ask was… how does she have the energy!?” {I get text messages like these all the time!} Each day I go there & report for duty…I am so grateful!! Thanx Craigslist!

Right now, I am styling the world in exactly the manner that works for me!  It ends up being a win-win for both me and the client!  I am happy, they are happy!  Here is to creating positive change in the world…one family at a time!

I sense there are more of you out there! Do you need help with creating an organized living environment? Need assistance with the week-to-week management of your busy life? Call in the trained forces, the professional… ME!  Shoot me an e-mail, let’s get the conversation started- allison@allisonjonesdesign.com!

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-Imagine Hiring A Stylist To Create Ease In Your LIfe-

Happy {Autumn} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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F O O D  ::  A {Fork} In The Road

I Know This Kitchen Keeps Making Its Way On To This Site :: It Is Just Layered With Inspiration For Me On So Many Levels

I Know This Kitchen Keeps Making Its Way On To This Site :: It Is Just Layered With Inspiration For Me On So Many Levels

Well Arranged

Well Arranged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Gadgets :: I'm in love with a particular garlic crusher right now!

Kitchen Gadgets :: I’m in love with a particular garlic crusher right now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Is a {Modern} Thing Baby :: Clean, Crisp & Sparse

It Is a {Modern} Thing Baby :: Clean Crisp & Sparse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a name for the room shown above – {Command Central} – it is my favorite room in any house! In my own house some days it is a toss up between the kitchen & the bedroom but the kitchen usually wins! Because ya’ gotta eat, right?

I have learned many things as a House Manager & the skill set that is performed  certainly comes natural to me. It is something that I would love to expand on; Personal chef, dog trainer/walker, interior design project manager, professional organizer, residential stylist, personal shopper for groceries & household items and the list goes on. This occupation oddly takes the freelance work that I have done over the past 2 decades and rolls it all into one.        {Who would have thought!?}

Being a house manager has me analyzing the road to your dinner table! {Lucky You!} After cooking for a lovely family of 4, I found that budgeting, meal planning & cooking were nourishing me as well, only creatively! {When the soul speaks, one must listen!} I have had a passion for food my whole life & these days am I on a quest to learn how to be an influence in people’s lives by providing good, wholesome, organic meals. Providing a service that utilizes a high percentage of foods that move from farm to table, instead of 1,500 miles through the industrial food system.  I don’t claim to be perfect, each opportunity I have though  I try to be a conscious shopper and source food that supports local farmer’s markets & food co-op’s. I truly believe, we as a community all profit from healthy eating!  The better we eat, the better we can perform at our jobs, we are of better service to our families/communities and we are more willing & able to partake in healthy play and exercise.

I live in a city called Seattle, it is the fastest growing concrete landscape in the nation! “Let me be the one to provide you with something of value;  Home-cooked meals tailored to your specific dietary needs, using only the freshest of ingredients.”  I mean seriously, isn’t this what we all want after a long, busy day at work? You Need Me!! 

CONTACT :: {allison@allisonjonesdesign.com} or give me a ring at {971} 212.6447 

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- Imagine Hiring Me To {Personal Chef} For You -

xoxo allison jones

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HOUSE{WEARS}

HOUSE MANAGER :: Clear Intentions

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Life is in the details! The splash of red against the gray is not half bad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW...this is really all I can say when I look at this image!

WOW…this is really all I can say when I look at this image!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wall treatment is exquisite!

This wall treatment is exquisite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I described my life to a friend the other day, like this; “I am putting a new & exciting puzzle together, one I have never done before. I need to practice patience while creating where the pieces go!”

It is exciting, on any given day I am qualified to {wear} any one of these creative hats; Hanging private residential art collections, experiencing food as an art form cooking for private clients.  The art of creating EASE in people’s lives, utilizing my god given {Virgo} talents as a professional organizer & house manager! The art of living & practicing conscious consumerism in relationship to this living earth as a personal shopper.  

So… while wandering down this semi-new path of three years,  I ask myself certain questions daily; “Is what I am doing contributing  to the greater good today!?”  “How can I create healthy, positive, inspirational change in my life & therefore with-in my community of people?” I believe one needs to be clear about what they wish to create in this life, so one can put the proper action behind their intention{s}. This is the magic, where “the true unfolding of life” happens.  The intent, paired with proper action, creates the life you imagine! It is as simple & as difficult as that! SO… dream big people, this ain’t no dress rehearsal and find what you love to do & do it!  I know I am!

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- Imagine Hiring {Me}To Keep Your Life on Task – 

Happy {Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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The Dose

Some Days Are Like This

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Happy Day Everyone! 

xoxo allison jones

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House{WEARS}

Organized Clutter

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Everything In Its Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor The Things That you "Choose" To Put In Your Space

Honor The Things That you “Choose” To Put In Your Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stylishly Arranged :: Space To See What You Have

Space To Move & Breathe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wear several creative hats that intertwine with consumerism, organization & how to live and create a stylish life. You know the life…Your life, the one life that has deep meaning, where you have a relationship with the things you own.  This way the things you own don’t end up owning you. It is easy in our busy lives to have areas/rooms that become the catch-all for the things we  don’t want to deal with or put away. Sooner or later it is best if we clean the “dead energy”  spaces out,  to create new energy & room for the things that truly matter in life.

Let me help you make sense out of your environment by organizing, arranging & styling your home.

allison@allisonjonesdesign.com

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- Imagine Hiring Me To {Organize}  Your LIfe -

Happy {Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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The Daily Dose

The Walls Speak :: Look {LEARN} Apply

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Elegant & Sophisticated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not For The Faint Of Heart :: Great In A Boys Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Touch Of Whimsy :: Soft & Fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ravens :: I Am A Raven Junkie- I Would Covet These Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Perfect Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing says- “POW” like wallpaper with an attitude, it is the perfect way to add flair to any room!  Having difficult sifting through all of the endless options in the market place, can’t figure out which way to turn…call me in, I would love to help you make sense out of your design project!

allison@allisonjonesdesign.com 

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- Imagine Hiring  {ME} To Create {STYLE} In Your Life -

Happy {FALL DAY } Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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