Jade, Co-founder and Principal Designer, is an Alabama native and the creative force behind Metal + Petal with almost 20 years of experience designing interiors in Europe and America. While she actually got her start in advertising, after studying Art History in Vienna, kicking off her career working at global advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather, she founded her first interior design firm in 1999 while living in Budapest, Hungary. With her eye for art, love for all things beautiful, and a family background in interior design, this career change was a natural choice. Less than a year later, she landed her first big project for AIG Global Real Estate & Lincoln Properties Inc. designing Warsaw-based model homes that were the first of their kind in modern Poland.
Balance is at the heart of Metal + Petal — even our name implies it. We seamlessly pair simplicity and decadence, masculine and feminine, Southern style with a European flair, and sophistication and soul into every space. My design aesthetic is modern-traditional with an eclectic vibe. I mix traditional and modern pieces, then tie everything together with a concept that adds character. I love to take something expected and use it in an unexpected way, bringing in antique or vintage finds to make it all work. I don’t like boring spaces — I like juxtaposition and a little quirk.26 June 2021