Adore's new series will follow the typical morning routine of a New Orleans mover and shaker.
Whitney Jones, a New Orleans native, officially started her design business in 2012, but décor has always been a passion. She enjoys creating spaces that have plenty of personality and aims to produce incredible, timeless rooms. Jones's services vary from online decorating sessions (perfect for those that live outside of New Orleans) to full-service interior design, which is ideal for those looking for a full home transformation. You can even utilize her for just one day: Jones and her team will refresh one to three rooms in a single day. We're impressed.
Between working with clients, both local and overseas, you can find Jones working on her blog where she shares design tips, DIY projects, and room transformations (calling all HGTV lovers!) from her own home. She even makes her own pillows, which can be found throughout the homes of clients.
When she isn't working, blogging, or updating her Instagram for her 9.1 thousand followers, you can find her reading a book or hanging out with family. See how she starts her mornings with espresso and a good book, below.
5:30 a.m. I like to read before I get out of bed. So I start my day by reading a few chapters of one of the three books I'm reading right now: My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due, Kindred by Octavia Butler, and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.
6:45 a.m. I take a shower, brush my teeth, and do my wash routine with my favorite combo: Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Cleansing Bar, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub, T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel, and Shea Moisture Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer.
7:10 a.m. I make coffee from my Nespresso machine to sip with my breakfast, which is usually a couple boiled eggs or a scrambled egg and pancake. I use the Diavolitto pods and make a White Chocolate Mocha. Every. Single. Morning. During this time, I'm also listening to music (obsessed with The Lion King soundtrack right now) or my favorite podcast: Business of Design.
7:40 a.m. I hop on my computer to check and reply to client emails and then plan my day (I'm horrible at trying to plan the night before).
8:00 a.m. Get any pillow orders packaged and shipped out.
8:30 a.m. Scroll through Instagram and/or read through new shelter mags. I have been adamant on using this time to get my social media out of the way, since months ago I was spending too much time on Instagram.
9:15 a.m. Check emails again, work on blog posts, and/or tackle design work for my interior design business. I try to keep my really early emails for my clients, since they are usually panicking about something, LOL, and check emails later in the morning for everything else.
11:15 a.m. Head out for either client meetings or shopping for my current design projects! In the late evening is when I start to do anything on my to do list that hasn't already been done.