Inside Doll Maker Jess Brown’s World

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
08/05/14

Photographed by Maria Del Rio

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, there’s just something about the mother of teenagers that pulls at our heartstrings extra hard. Jess Brown and her family are no exception. The famed rag doll maker, clothing designer, and author (her second book, The Making Of A Rag Doll, comes out next month) threw open the doors to her gorgeous Petaluma home to invite us into her world and that of her two children, 16-year-old Stella and 13-year-old Tiger. In addition to the stunning decor, this mama’s thoughts on motherhood are equally inspiring. Grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and enjoy.

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23 comments

Kind Mom

Her home is BEAUTIFUL! So relaxed and lovely.

Silvanie

I love her shop, Maude in Petaluma! Cute house too!

melissa davis

I have loved Jess Brown’s work for years….and hadn’t seen her home anywhere!! LOVE this. ;)

cynthia

beautiful house!

Karen | Char Co.

What a great feature! Such a lovely family! Beautiful, simple style.

Alexis

Another great feature. What a beautiful and relaxed family.

sarah d

my favorite, most inspiring doll-maker ever. so enjoyed seeing her lovely home and reading her and her family’s thoughts.

Naomi West

I love how the style of each room showcases the individual interests & perspectives. The differences in the spaces is subtle enough to provide a calming flow from room-to-room. I’ve been wanting to do more white space in my own home. Can you tell us the name of the paint color Jess used on the walls throughout?

Wayne Dunbar

Jess is a great person – I had the opportunity to interview her recently. For more information about Jess here is an in depth interview.
http://www.positivelypetaluma.com/2014/06/22/handmade-dolls-to-stories-for-children-an-interview-with-jess-brown/

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