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20 questions with Jen Ramos of Made By Girl

Elaine Song
Jen Ramos

The endlessly creative Jen Ramos of the Made By Girl blog shares her source of inspiration and her favourite space to renovate.

Five years ago, in November 2006, Jen Ramos launched the Made By Girl blog and she's been sharing her savvy style with readers ever since. Jen's chic, clean aesthetic is easy to see. Her home's beautiful black-and-white palette is given fabulous little pops of personality using colours, metalics and prints.

She has an incredible passion for art and creativity, writing about interior design, art, fashion, food, and her own work. Always looking to indulge in her love of graphic design and typography, Jen opened MadeByGirl where she creates and sells paper goods and typographical posters. And being the passionate entrepeneur she is, Jen continues to grow her business, having recently launched Cocoa and Hearts to sell her own paintings. Clearly a busy woman, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to catch up with Jen as she dishes on her favourite designer, spots to shop, and rooms to renovate.

1 If you could shadow any designer for a day, who would it be?
Kelly Wearstler - she's so passionate about her work and I find being around passionate people to be inspiring.

2 Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
JR Inspiration usually tends to come from trying new things or doing the things I love.

3 Favourite restaurant?
Pamplemousse, it's a classic French restaurant here in Las Vegas. I love it because the food is very tasty and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The location used to be a house which was converted into a restaurant and it was also one of Frank Sinatra's favourite spots to dine after his performances at the Sands Hotel.

4 What's your favourite room to decorate?
JR The living room because it's where most people gather other than the kitchen and it can be accessorized in so many ways.

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