Oh Happy Day!’s Jordan Ferney Hasn’t Done an Accent Wall Since 2002
She shares what she prefers instead.
Updated Oct 14, 2021 10:04 AM
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Jordan Ferney wears many hats—party hats, that is. Perhaps you’ve spent a Saturday at Color Factory—the one-of-a-kind experience she founded in the summer of 2017. Or you might know her from the design/lifestyle site (and party shop) Oh Happy Day!, where Ferney shares her fun celebration ideas—and offers the most fun products to match. She is undoubtedly the queen of color and has a unique and innovative point of view on design—just look at the red and light pink checkerboard wallpaper and all-green cabinetry in her own home.
“When I think about a room, it is like a problem that I am trying to solve” Ferney tells Domino contributing editor Benjamin Reynaert in the inaugural episode of Design Time: Trending Forward, presented by Porsche (out today on Spotify and Apple Podcasts). During their conversation, she opens up about the IKEA shelves she will never get rid of, the biggest design risks she’s ever taken, and the one color she wants to paint all her doors. Throughout the episode she also shares the trends she’s into—and the ones she is moving on from. Here’s a sneak peek.
What’s In: Gallery Walls
I love a gallery wall if it’s done very thoughtfully, not generically. They’ve been around for a while, so you really have to make it unique. Find a picture of something that makes you think: Wow, this is inspiring and refreshing. Ask yourself: Why does it work? What is it saying? And then mimic that.
What’s Out: Accent Walls
I never want to be a hater, so if you want an accent wall, get at it. But I did a really bad one when I was in college and I have PTSD from it. So I haven’t done an accent wall since 2002. I will die on this hill.
What’s Next: Textured Walls
I love how classic textured walls feel; they can be really simple or you can add lots of layers. I’ve been obsessed with the work of Jersey Ice Cream Co. for many years, and it does the most amazing plaster walls. My sister is living in Normandy right now and made her own limewash paint. The effect is so beautiful. It feels like the work of Axel Vervoordt.
Eager to know what else it’s time to move on from—and what to look out for next? Listen to the full episode here.