Hi! I'm Jen!

I have always had a love for organized spaces and simple processes, which has allowed my candle and home décor business to thrive for the last 19 years. 


In 2010 we designed and built our second home, and in 2017 we had the opportunity to host a golfer and his family for the US Open. Not only did I edit our entire home, but I designed and general contracted the lower level to be finished for the event, including a guest bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette/bar, entertainment area and exercise room. In overseeing all projects through the construction process, I really found my love for the details of design and making spaces functional and beautiful. And thus, The Designed Space has been born.

About Me

  • From: Richfield, WI

  • Husband: Tim

  • Children: Noah, Alison, and Sam

  • Alma Mater: Marian University

  • Double Degreed: Marketing & Management

  • Guilty Pleasure: Watching HGTV all day long

  • Most Relaxed: Sitting on the porch watching the sunset

Favorite Things

  • PartyLite candles – you can never have too many

  • Travel

  • Sunsets and rainbows

  • Palm trees and oceans

  • Giggles from my kiddos

  • Mountains

  • Tulips and daffodils

  • The smell of fresh cut grass

  • Pasta

  • Thanksgiving

  • My parents and very funny sisters