Jennifer Sampson

Creative Director, Jones & Co

Jennifer grew up in the Blue Mountains of NSW doing what all indie kids do, growing dreadlocks, listening to Nick Cave and vintage clothes shopping. Spending school lunchtimes in the art and ceramics class rooms with her black clad posse dreaming up their creative lives. Jen started her career driving the lift in the Castlereagh St David Jones and after this made her motion sick she followed her love of fashion and aesthetic pleasures into a ten year long tenure at Myer in VM where she was often found in the Market St windows with a staple gun tween her teeth. After moving over to Diesel and opening stores with them as National VM she was bewitched by the Italian powerhouse and its unique brand identity. Meeting and working with Jennifer Jones at Diesel and even one lunchbreak coining the name for her as yet unrealized homewares brand “Have You Met Miss Jones”. It was written in the stars. Her posse nowadays consists of her husband of many years and two sons who are patient with her ever changing the artwork, colour palette and furniture around constantly. She loves travelling with JJ twice a year to visit their factories of artisans and feels excited each and every time she sees a new sample of their designs come to life. She can still tell you what’s on every floor of DJ’s Castlereagh St from her lift driving days and can’t sit down until the living room is merchandised.

Q: Best thing about working for Jones & Co?

A: Creating an impact in peoples homes through something that came out of my brain. Them giving or receiving that item as a gift and it meaning something to them in their daily life is pure joy.  

Q: Favourite podcast?

A: So hard to choose as I listen to a podcast every day. Business ones like The Business of Home, How I Built This and Jacky Winter Gives you the Business are my favourite when driving to our office, locally The Design Files TDF Talks, as it’s great hearing about other Australian business models. For pop culture Chat 10 Looks 3 or Bang On and for interviews Conversations with Richard Fidler or Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.

Q: Favourite design blog / Instagram follow

A: I look after our socials so I would have to say seeing our stockists create off the hook in store displays with our designs are pretty inspiring on the ‘Gram. Check out @harolds_finishing_touches @frankieandcoco @thepantonstore

Q: Favourite movie interior / set design?

A: Any Nancy Meyers movie house! Diane Keaton’s Hamptons bedroom in Something’s Gotta Give – Meryl Streep’s Kitchen in It’s Complicated – Cameron Diaz’ LA living room in The Holiday – Reese Witherspoon’s everything in Home Again. Go on a Nancy Meyers binge – you are welcome.

Chloe Muras

Customer Service Specialist

Chloe spent most of her childhood living on an island in the Hawkesbury River. Her passion for art and design saw her study Jewellery Design at UNSW’s Art & Design. Following her love for all things creative and her passion for making people happy she found her perfect fit at Jones & Co taking on the Customer Care and Sales role in 2016. She loves the opportunity to engage with customers, keeping them up to date with the latest Jones & Co releases. When she’s not tending at work, she can be found at North Avoca beach with her cattle dog pup, Pablo.

Q: Best thing about working for Jones & Co?

A: Being surrounded by inspiring women and beautiful homewares.

It is so rewarding to hear how much our customers love our products and the joy that they get from having our lovely things in their homes and lives.

I’ve never been happier in a job.

Q: What’s your homewares addiction?

A: Mugs and plant pots. I can never stop myself even though I definitely have enough!

Q: If you could eat only one country’s cuisines for the rest of your life, which country would you choose?

A: Mexican, because guac is life!

Q: Favourite design blog / Instagram follow

A: Urban Jungle Bloggers. The overload of plants in every setting makes me want to create my own urban jungle in my home, supplemented of course with Jones & Co pots.