Jul 1, 2020

Better Homes & Gardens

Three years ago on July 1st I left a really beautiful life behind in San Diego. My mom used to refer to that space in my life as “our Camelot”. I had a thriving 12-year old wedding planning business, a beloved historic house sitting on a hill above the city, THE best friends, and an amazing town filled with good food and a full life. We walked away from it all.

To start brand new. In a state and town my husband and I had never lived. Our fixer-upper Victorian in South Shore Boston + the beacon of light that was my family calling me home and a quiet but strong whisper to change career paths…pushed the current forward.

I’ve truly never looked back with regret, but I’d lie if I didn’t tell you I was afraid to walk away from something good. But the crazy thing about taking leaps, I found something even better when I landed. And now three years later I am celebrating that old fixer upper in the pages of this months Better Homes & Gardens, a business that makes my heart go pitter pat, and a life where I can toast these moments in person with my family.

So, page 72 of the July issue of BHG. I am still freaking out.

photography: Joyelle West


  1. Courtney says:

    Jenny, I am IN LOVE with your design style and so happy I discovered you in this month’s BHG!! Question for you… I’m mildly obsessed with the shagged director’s chair/stools on page 73 as we’re looking to redecorate a small living room/office in our Chicago town home. Mind sharing a retail link where I might be able to find them? Thank you in advance!!

  2. Tina says:

    I saw this article in BHG. This home looks beautiful! I am interested in the area rug you used in the living room. Can you tell me what it is called and where I can find it?

  3. jenniferminns says:

    Thank-you so much for your kind words and so happy you enjoyed the article! I wish I could share a link to the stools. They were one of those magical Home Goods finds many years ago. I’ve been on the hunt to find something similar but haven’t found something even close. One source I do love for clients homes- Tonic Living. They have these great stools that work awesome in small living in a pair. Different fabric options. Happy shopping!