House{WEARS}

Occupation :: {House Manager}

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I have been a {House Manager/Personal Assistant} for a stable of Private Clients, for quite sometime now. I pinch myself with what I am capable of creating in my work/play life & I couldn’t be happier!  So, on any given day I can wear a number of creative hats; I get to be an “Auntie A.” and tend to the needs of children, dog trainer for a pack of cool pups, private chef, errand girl, personal shopper, interior designer, stylist, event planner, decoration committee…and the list goes on! This current career choice as a House Manager/Personal Assistant 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, the youth of America & animals!

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 do & it brings me joy to know that my presence in people’s lives creates a sense of EASE!  Second, my clients are thoughtful & appreciative people that seem to love everything I do! This was a text I received last night- “Do I have to keep telling you what a great dinner it was, how much we loved it! The decorations are stunning and 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 that all the time!} Each day I stand up to bat & report for duty…I am very grateful!! 

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? Help managing your Airbnb? 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 {ME} To Create Ease In Your LIfe-

Happy {Life} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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HOUSE MANAGER :: Clear Intentions

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a splash of red against a beautifully worn industrial grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

I would never leave this room…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wall treatment is exquisite!

This wall treatment is exquisite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what my work week looked like last week; I hung a private, residential art collection. Experienced 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 and house manager & I practiced conscious consumerism in relationship to this living earth, as a personal shopper.  

So… while wandering down this path I have chosen,  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 where the magic happens, where “the true unfolding of life” takes place.  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! My clients reap the benefits!!

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

Happy {Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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F O O D  ::  A {Fork} In The Road

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 or marathon t.v. in 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 am continually expanding on; Personal chef, dog trainer/walker, interior design project manager, professional organizer, residential stylist, personal shopper for groceries & household items. Worry free house & pet sitting for the weary traveler &…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.

Being a house manager has me analyzing the road to your dinner table! {Lucky You!} After cooking for several private clients, 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 I am 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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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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Happy {Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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The Modern {Rustic} Nature Of Things

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Love The Color & Pattern Of This China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Find Old Salvaged Shutters To Add Rustic Flair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelving & Skirting Around Sink- Simple, Inexpensive ways To Add An Element Of Rustic

Painted White Floor, Shelving & Skirting Around Sink- Simple, Inexpensive ways To Add An Element Of Rustic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Circle Braided Rug, Flooring, Shutters…This Image Is Certainly A Look, {Learn} & Apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rustic Modern Minimalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Country Kitchen

White Country Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rustic Woods With Soft Neautral Hues Creating A Rustic, Relaxing Environment

Rustic Woods With Soft Neutral Hues- Create A Rustic, Peaceful Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have always had an affinity towards a Splash of {rustic} alongside a dash of {modern} in the home, especially in the kitchen area.  It makes for an environment that one can feel relaxed in, take root & hang for a while. So, when it comes to creating a charming rustic look in your home, don’t be afraid to paint your floorboards white, consider adding plate racks & open cabinetry in the kitchen and for window treatments add shutters, they are a fantastic way to add rustic flair to any country cottage! Most of all have fun collecting & designing…and if the task at hand seems a bit daunting, call in the forces for a bit of assistance {ME}!

allison@allisonjonesdesign.com

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Happy {Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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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 difficulty 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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Happy { DAY } Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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Some Days Are Like This

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Happy Day Everyone! 

xoxo allison jones

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Patti {As In} Smith

The {Magic} Of All That Is Patti

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P A T T I SMITH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday January 19th, I had the amazing experience of {finally} making it to my first P. Smith concert. Sicker than a dog, with no voice, excitement still filled my spirit that day.  I was going to see the “Godmother of Punk” or as I like to refer to her as “The Queen of Rock-n-Roll!”  Patti was playing at The Moore Theatre, her first stop on a 7 day West Coast Tour. The whole evening had {Magic} in it & I will always carry with me the moment my heart saw Patti’s heart. It was when she first walked out on stage & she stood there, put her hand up to her chest,  then opened her arms & what followed next  almost sounded like a nervous giggle coming out of her! In that moment, her humble heart honored her fans. It was a beautiful gesture! Thx Patti… for all you are & what you have contributed creatively to making this world a better place. You truly are The Queen & an endless pool of inspiration for many!

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xoxo allison jones

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Consumerism :: Finding {Our} Place 

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Daria Werbowy

Daria Werbowy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Dashing Pair Of Sunnies With An Up Do- Smashing

A Dashing Pair Of Sunnies With An Up Do- Smashing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Consumerism}: It is a topic that I have been trying to find my place in since walking away from the advertising world as a freelance wardrobe/prop stylist. The work I was doing seemed to clash with this newly emerging, deep connection I was feeling towards living a sustainable life. I remember clearly & distinctly, looking around on set one day & having one of those moments where I realized I was an orchestrator in the madness of consumption. A key player in creating the illusion, the illusion of needing more “stuff.” This turning point left me adrift, confused & questioning my place in this corporate industrialized society in which we live. Where will this new path lead me, I will make sure to share it along the way!

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Happy { Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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Beauty :: Audrey Hepburn

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Happy {Halloween} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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Tribute :: {MIZ} Lauren Bacall

A Woman With Fantastic Style

A Woman With Fantastic Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Young Bacall

A Young Bacall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexy & Sultry

Sexy & Sultry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M E O W

M E O W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young & Beautiful

Young & Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Look & Grace

Amazing Look & Grace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mesmerizing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Amazing Love Affair

An Amazing Love Affair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Here's Lookin' At You Kid"

“Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Love

True Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As We Age

As We Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I Am Not A Has Been, I Am A Will Be!" LB

“I Am Not A Has Been, I Am A Will Be!” LB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I have a contribution to make. I am not just taking up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don’t like everything I know about myself, and I’ll never be satisfied, but nobody’s perfect.” -lauren bacall

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Happy {Summer Day} Everyone!

xoxo allison jones

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