About Jeanne Chung
Pasadena interior designer Jeanne Chung has spent a large portion of her life in Southern California, having graduated from Polytechnic School in Pasadena before traveling the world and residing in far away places such as New York, New Jersey, Singapore, Jakarta, and Bali. She attended Washington University in St. Louis before transferring to Parsons School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design. After graduating Parsons, she spent over 20 years in the garment business, first starting out at Anne Klein Design Studio and then Norma Kamali before moving back to LA to head the design department for her family’s women’s apparel business. With the sample room located in Bali, Indonesia, Jeanne traveled there as many as 5 times a year and made the tropical island her second home. She became immersed in the art, culture, and fine craftsmanship that Bali is known for and incorporated many of the things that she came across into her designs. Embellishments such as intricate beading, delicate embroidery, brightly colored batiks, woven ikats, and hand prints became her signature and it was in Bali that she started her lifelong love with all things color.
In 2004 she moved back to the east coast to start a family, but as expected, she was unable to sit still and enrolled in the Associate’s program at the New York School for Interior Design to feed her desire for knowledge. After spending 3 years at NYSID, she moved back to the Los Angeles area to be closer to family and resumed where she left off in the garment business 6 years earlier.
The Beginnings of Cozy Stylish Chic
After another 3 years into the garment business, Jeanne realized that interior design, not fashion, was her calling and she started her blog, Cozy•Stylish•Chic to chronicle her everyday musings. From there, she made the transition into doing what she loves – Interior Design. Today she still continues to write about the world of design and the many things that inspire her, while taking on interior design projects in and around the LA area. Always in search of a challenge, Jeanne is always looking for ways to bring innovation to the world of interior design.
Less than a year after starting writing Cozy•Stylish•Chic, Jeanne was selected to be one of 10 High Point Market Style Spotters for 2014, where she identified and reported on the latest and hottest trends at the World’s largest furniture market. Since its beginnings, Cozy•Stylish•Chic has always been well-respected and known as a trusted source for everything pertaining to interior design, as Jeanne has made sure that the voice of Cozy•Stylish•Chic remains authentic and approachable – values that reflect Jeanne’s own personality. A year into writing the blog, Cozy•Stylish•Chic was one of four finalists in the category of “Best New Design Blog”. In addition, two years later Cozy•Stylish•Chic was one of four finalists in the category of “Best Writing on a Design Blog” — both at the Design Bloggers Conference.