20 Questions for Nicki Clendening and Callie Jenschke

Meet Our Tastemakers

Nicki Clendening & Callie Jenschke

  • Profession Interior Designers, Scout Designs
  • Hometown NC: Charleston, South Carolina CJ: Fredericksburg, Texas
Filed Under:

My Style

What is your astrological sign?

Nicki Clendening: Scorpio
Callie Jenschke: Sagittarius

If you weren’t a decorator, what would you be?

NC: Landscape designer
CJ: Rancher

What inspires you most?

NC: Everything! Art, nature, music…
CJ: Art, music, the outdoors, and travel

My Favorites

What’s your favorite movie interior?

NC: Auntie Mame and Out of Africa
CJ: I Am Love and A Single Man

Your favorite style icon?

NC: Fleur Cowles and Daphne Guinness
CJ: Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Favorite restaurant?

NC: My NYC favorites are FondaEsca, and Buvette
CJ: Neptune’s in Malibu and ABC Kitchen in NYC

Favorite Hotel?

NC: Viceroy, Anguilla
CJ: King & Grove Tides, South Beach

Favorite Flower?

NC & CJ: Passionflower

A Hostess Gift?

NC: Cocktail napkins, vintage if possible
CJ: A bottle of champagne

Shop Their Look

My Resources

Where’s your go-to place to buy fabric?

NC: Clarence House
CJ: F. Schumacher

A florist?

NC: The flower vendors on 28th Street in New York. I buy the flowers and do the arranging myself.
CJ: Spruce, NYC

A Caterer?

NC & CJ: Morris Kitchen

An upholsterer?

NC: Munrod Upholstery, Mount Vernon, NY
CJ: Chelsea Workroom, NYC

A favorite local shop?

NC: Gerald Bland, NYC
CJ: De Vera, NYC

A favorite shop abroad?

NC: Morocco!
CJ: Merci, Paris

We're always on the hunt for unique furniture and interesting objects to give our interiors that global aesthetic.

— Nicki Clendening & Callie Jenschke, Scout Designs

My Decorating

What’s your favorite paint color?

NC: Studio Green, Farrow & Ball
CJ: Lamp Room Gray, Farrow & Ball

Your favorite room to decorate?

NC: Living room
CJ: Living room and dining room

Your decorating cheap thrill?

NC: Art found at flea markets and thrift stores
CJ: Flea markets and thrift stores—they are my treasure troves!

Favorite decorating trick?

NC: Putting all overhead lighting on dimmers
CJ: Painting the walls. It’s by far the most bang for your buck.

You’ll Never See Me Using…

NC: Chintz
CJ: Pleather

Related: 10 Takes on the Accessory that Does It All >

Join the Discussion

Join the Discussion

Leave a Reply