Best of the West in Design, Jesse Bodine
Summer is here, and the Best of the West are all headed to Las Vegas Market! We've rounded up seven of the best and brightest in interior design and photography and are looking forward to a lively panel discussion with them on what's new in "West Coast Style"! As a sneak preview of what's to come, we checked in with each of our Best of the West influencers to see what West Coast style means to them, and what trends they're most looking forward to exploring this summer and beyond. Read on for insight from our panelists, and don't forget to catch the Best of the West panel for even more discussion. We'll see you at market!
Jesse Bodine is the president and co-founder of Scout & Nimble, an online home furnishings e-commerce site where designers across the country build shoppable designer rooms. Scout & Nimble allows users to shop with confidence, offering expert advice from top designers to take the guesswork out of decorating and minimize costly design mistakes. In addition to Scout & Nimble, Jesse has continued to take on interior design projects throughout the country, including luxury new construction and full-service design.
Jesse’s Signature West Coast Style
"West Coast style, to me, is all about creating an easy breezy space with a relaxed, fresh and modern feel. An inviting space that feels collected and curated vs “decorated.” This style has an understated sophistication, one that is polished without being too serious or stuffy, and has an effortless look of being casually thrown together. I love using classic and clean beautiful lines, layering neutrals and texture, and then pulling in a piece that is slightly unexpected. The perfect look is creating a space that is truly livable for the homeowner or family who lives there, one that is as beautiful as it is functional."
Jesse's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces
- Isabel Chair (Four Hands)
- Carmel Sideboard (Four Hands)
- Heirloom Rug in Bone/Charcoal (Loloi)
- 120 Ceramic Vase in the Benton Finish (Noir)
Top Four Materials for Next Season
- Matte black hardware
- Woven textiles
- Handmade tile & ceramics
Top Four Colors for Next Season
- Bold dark greens
- Dusty rose
- Pale beige
1. Bold Dark Greens Currey & Company, C398, Lilou Table Lamp, Green
2. Velvet Matte Finish Noir, C399,120 Ceramic Vase with Lid, Beton Finish
3. Marble Selamat Designs, C301, Kilkenny Round Board
4. Woven Textiles Four Hands, A140, Kade Outdoor Dining Chair
5. Heirloom Rugs Loloi Rugs, B462, HQ-06 BONE / CHARCOAL Rug
Upcoming Trends She’s Eyeing at Market
"Light and bright always feels fresh, and makes for a nice canvas with fun tile patterns, statement art and furniture. Tossing out the rule book in regards to what patterns or colors play well with each other is something I have seen a lot of, too. Anything can look beautiful in the right context!"
What Else She’s Looking Forward to in Las Vegas
"I’m grateful to be a part of this, and I am really looking forward to getting to hear about what drives and inspires everyone that I have the chance to meet and talk to. My favorite restaurant in town is also one I have close to home–Javier’s (at Aria)! They have the best margaritas!"