Jennifer Linde-Wilsons, IIDA
Jennifer Linde-Wilson grew up traveling the world with her parents in the Air Force. After finishing high school in Louisiana Jennifer moved to Chicago to pursue her love of design where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at Harrington College of Design. After graduation she accepted a librarian and design position at Gensler which brought her to Denver. After 12 years as a commercial designer for both Gensler and Fentress Architects, Jennifer followed her passion for building materials and people by becoming a tile representative. During her years as a designer she served on the IIDA RMC board as a City Center Director, President Elect, President, and Past President while working on the Pret-a-Porter and Holiday Gala committees. She now represents Daltile, American Olean, and Marazzi for the Denver Metro area.
The people! When I first moved out to Denver and started my design career I needed a venue to meet people. IIDA RMC was filled with warm, educated, and welcoming professionals. I was extremely fortunate to have some senior designers and representatives take me under their wing and introduce me to the Colorado design community. In my seven years as an IIDA member I have grown as a professional but more importantly I have made some amazing friends and colleagues.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid I watched Style with Elsa Klensch every Sunday morning on CNN with my parents. The show focused on fashion shows around the world and always had a segment about an architect or interior designer. It was an inspirational show and formed my love for fashion, design, and travel. I loved the idea of being a fashion designer but interior design became my true passion.
What is your favorite design element?
Beautifully, well thought out bathroom details. I know it sounds boring but when you set foot into a spa, residential, or commercial bathroom and everything has been detailed to perfection, it feels luxurious. Maybe it’s the clean freak, the designer, or the tile rep in me but I love a gorgeous bathroom.
Do you have a current obsession?
Pattern, pattern, pattern and mixing multiple patterns together. I love all the plaids, hounds tooth, and floral patterns in fashion right now and how they have been translated to the tile industry. There are so many types of geometric and organic patterns glazed onto fun shapes of porcelain tile.
Which super power would you like to have?
Flying would be the best! I would never have to worry about parking downtown and I could travel anywhere at any time.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to a year filled with firsts. My son’s first birthday, his first steps, his first words, our first family vacation, and many, many more firsts I probably don’t even know about yet.