cribs, lululemon edition: jen
posted: April 24, 2013
Working at lululemon is amazing for many reasons. Not only is Vancouver absolutely stunning, the work inspiring…but the people here are cool. Like REALLY cool. I am always amazed when I go to a friend’s house for dinner – all of my pals live in the coolest places!
Over the next two weeks, we are going to take a peek into some of the homes of the people who work here. From modern to vintage, hippie to urban, there’s a little bit of everything lurking behind closed doors.
The first person we are profiling is our Digital Production Manager, Jen. Her days are spent organizing all the crazy (I can say this, I am one of the crazies) creative peeps and delivering awesome work. She also happens to be my best pal (cue awwww noises) and a seriously stylish cat. Without further ado, let’s take a peek into Jen’s place!
alexis: Tell us how you found your place and what you were looking for.
jen: I was living in another part of town and I was living in a glass box. I felt uninspired by my home and my neighborhood. I started looking at heritage buildings and it turned out that a friend of mine lived in my dream building. I called the manager on the first of every month for seven months until there was an opening (hello, dedication!) It’s the best move I’ve ever made – this felt like my home the second I walked in.
alexis: How would you describe your taste?
jen: Eclectic. A real mix of vintage, antique modern and industrial…and a little bit of garage sale! We like our interests to be reflected in the things we bring into our home.
alexis: What are three things you’ve found that you are most pumped about?
jen: The dresser in our bedroom – I found it on Craigslist and restored it to its original Maple finish this winter. It’s from the 20′s and is mint. There is a painting my fiancé and I found in Paris that is an early 19th century portrait – we saw it in a lovely antiques store in the Marais district and I absolutely love it. Lastly, our record collection – it is such a mix of Jeff and I. It’s our biggest passion and also how we met.
alexis: What do you love about your neighborhood?
jen: I love that it feels like an actual neighborhood. The people in my building are amazing – I’m friends with almost everyone who lives here! There’s a great sense of community.
alexis: If there was a fire, what three things would you grab?
jen: I’d grab Jeff and go. I love my home and I think it’s also important to realize that no matter how lovely our things are, they are still just things.
What is your personal style at home? Keep an eye out…the homes of some of our other people will be appearing soon!