"Make it work" may be a phrase made famous by Tim Gunn on
Bravo's Lifetime's Project Runway, but it's certainly more than applicable to season eight's Gretchen Jones—she not only made her keen eye and sewing chops work, she made them win. Yes, we've been in love with the designer's Southwestern-rocker vibe since her catwalk full of separates in covetable prints and laid-back silhouettes garnered her the top prize on TV. But, our admiration has only grown with each of her past four collections—seasons of pieces that show the thoughtful depth of Jones' talent beyond the show that called for her to create looks with glue and sequins and very little time.
So, color us not surprised that her Brooklyn pad channels the same rustic-yet-modern, romantic-yet-structured vibe that made her pieces must-haves in our closets. Jones has applied the same wherewithal to her adorable space that she would to a patterned frock or horse hair necklace—artistic, but still totally welcoming. And, given the fact that no one's ever said "auf Wiedersehen" to her, we're betting she's a shoe-in for any interior-design challenge, too.