25 E. 67TH STREET NEW YORK, NY . 10021 T. 212.734.7994 F. 212.396.2450 W. JENNIFERPOSTDESIGN.COM Architectural Digest's International Directory of Interior Designers and Architects The AD100 January 2010 Anyone who comes to Jennifer Post seeking an all-white interior would be advised to instead let the designer guide them to a richer, more complex version. Her explorations into her “modern classicism” have evolved as her residential projects have grown in scale. “The philosophy hasn’t changed,” she explains. “I still do clean, pure, elegant minimalism, but I don’t want to do all white anymore. My tastes have been refined; they’re more sophisticated. Post, who creates 99 percent of the pieces in her interiors - from rugs to furniture - is effusive when talking about her inspirations: architect Santiago Calatrava (”a brilliant engineer”), Louise Nevelson (”way before her time”) and designer Alberto Pinto (”I’ve read every book about him - his symmetry, his materials are incredible. He’s Grace Kelly!”) But she reserves special mention for her parents. “They gave me the freedom to become Jennifer.” Architectural Digest's International Directory of Interior Designers and Architects The AD100 January 2007 "Trust your gut, trust your value system, and create the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. And find the designer who understands your soul." Know for her elegantly minimal approach to design, Jennifer Post creates "clean, sophisticated, modern interiors," using light and volume like artists' tools. An unabashed perfectionist, she believes firmly that beauty lies in the details, both in the interior design and in the architecture. "My number one goal is to archieve my client's vision," she points out. "I am highly disciplined and extremely focused on my work and my philosophy. I build around light and try to accentuate the natural source of light, and, if I have to, I alter the interior architecture to accomplish this. Furthermore, I will not compromise on a finish or a texture or a fabric, and my clients appreciate this." Far from severe, a typical Post interior is seamless, with a "feeling of freedom and an understated sense of luxury," she maintains. "I believe one lives and feels best in an uncluttered environment. After all, the less you have, the more elegant a home looks, and you can then enjoy your finest things. My interiors are luscious and comfortable and extremely functional." The New York designer is concentrating on large-scale residential projects around the United States, such as homes in Los Angeles; Aspen, Colorado; and Florida. Her dream project? "To do a cantilevered glass house looking over the ocean. You look out to the horizon, and there's nothing to take your attention but the water. The interiors and the exteriors become one." 25 E. 67TH STREET NEW YORK, NY . 10021 T. 212.734.7994 F. 212.396.2450 W. JENNIFERPOSTDESIGN.COM Architectural Digest's International Directory of Interior Designers and Architects The AD100 January 2004 The Ad 100 Represents Our selection of the top 100 arhitects and interior designers whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest over the past several years. This special section, which last appeared in the January 2002 issue, gives readers a chance to explore a richly varied landscape of styles; it also offers personal profiles of the figures behind the work, shedding light on their individual approaches and philosophies. We hope you'll find it a useful guide as well as an inspiring survey of the very best. My interiors are about being understated," explains Jennifer Post. "They speak softly but carry a big stick." Indeed, her "classical contemporary" residences are noted for their clean lines, elegant spatial layouts and tailored furnishings. Post prefers to be involved with projects from the interior architecture "to the linens and pillowcases" and has done so for clients who include celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Matt Lauer. She also designs most of the furnishings herself and has just launched her first furniture line, which features pieces with "great woods and lacquer finishes." The designer, who grew up in Cincinnati and received a master's in fine arts, design and film photography, worked in advertising as an art director and then for an architectural firm in New York before starting her own firm, which also has offices in Miami and Los Angeles, in 1991. She hasn't, however, strayed too far from the fine arts. "I spend most of my free time painting or taking black-and-white photographs," she says.