Green By Design Podcast Episode 002 - How to Design a Green Home with Jennifer Beckley

Updated: Jun 21, 2021





Jennifer Beckley Sides, Interior Designer, JB Sides Design

Transcription:

"Erica: You have just turned into the green by design podcast, which must mean you're an interior designer, decorator home stager furnishings maker, or maybe just a fan of going green inside. So thank you for tuning in today. The goal of this podcast is to help the interior design professionals and the industry as a whole go green through education, discussion and convection. I'm your host, Erica Reiner from eco method interiors and today's guest is Jennifer Beckley sides. Did I pronounce that right, Jennifer? Absolutely. And should we just go ahead and call you Jen?

Jen: You can call me Jen.

Erica: Okay. So I'm going to introduce you guys to Jen with her bio. And so Jen is a Southern California based interior designer who not only focuses on creating timeless interiors with a modern vibrancy, but with the mental and physical wellbeing of the occupants at the forefront of every design detail by inherently choosing to work with nontoxic and sustainable materials, Jennifer creates clean spaces, empower her clients to live healthy lifestyles, which is all to say exactly why she was one of the first people I asked to have on this brand spanking new podcast, which is very niche for us in the industry who are trying to go green and start the discussion and move the industry into a little bit of a healthier place.

Erica:

So thank you so much for being on and agreeing to do this crazy thing with me. I appreciate it so much. Thank you.

Jen:

I'm happy to be here. Good. Great.

Erica:

Okay, well, we're going to go ahead and dig into the first questions, right? So first a little bit of background. Go ahead and tell us how you got started doing what you're doing and the evolution into the green piece of your design work.

Jen:

Sure. So I actually was a teacher. I like to say in my past life. So I was educating, you know, our youth and our future and doing really meaningful work. And I always, always, always had a passion for interior design, not to sound cliche, but I had taken classes in high school and in college. And it was something that I wasn't confident enough to pursue. So, you know, midway into my life, I decided to make a career change and go back to school to get an interior design degree and very, very quickly as I was just sitting there hours upon hours, clicking through website after website, trying to find the perfect sofa in a space, I realized how kind of frivolous the industry was.

Jen: