There’s a gorgeous new home and design boutique in downtown Ross that has us super excited! London + Wood is a welcome addition to this charming town and is filled with stunning and original pieces for the home including luxurious textiles and beautiful tabletop pieces. We sat down with l+w owner Jennifer Lynn to hear all about her fabulous store, what she’s looking for in her dream home and what she’ll read once this busy mom + entrepreneur can find a bit of free time!
Tell us about you.
I am a born and raised Midwest girl. Lover of nature and all things design-related. Devoted wife and mother of 2 wonderful kids. Our family moved to California in 2015 and we haven’t looked back! Absolutely loving it here in Marin County.
Tell us about London + Wood.
l+w is a small shop showcasing specialty objects, textiles and kitchenwares. I sourced out local California artists/creators as well as finding goods across the country & abroad. New York, Denmark, Australia, Morocco, & London…just to name a few vendor origins. London+Wood has a relaxed, clean California/Scandinavian vibe. Continually finding and bringing in new wares and lines.
Why did you decide to open London + Wood in Ross?
Our oldest child headed off to college last Autumn, freeing up a bit of my time. My family and I agreed it was time to create something for myself. And that something was l+w. I thought this idyllic town of Ross could use an idyllic shop. Creating London+Wood has been a great project for me. In the few short months since opening, I have met so many kind and wonderful people.
Describe your dream home (we have to ask, we’re in real estate, after all!)
How fun! That’s an easy one. I would love to restore a big old beautiful farmhouse-style home. Envision incredibly tall ceilings, large paned windows to the floor, letting in all that CA sunshine. Crisp white walls & ornate trim, old washed oak floors. A charming blank canvas with history and character. Filled with lux, comfortable finds and art that speaks to me. Loads of trees and vegetation. Oh and don’t forget to throw in a pool for my little dude!
What’s your favorite spot in Marin?
I really couldn’t say! There is so much to see and do. I am thankful daily for the aesthetic beauty of this area. And the weather….let’s not forget the weather! Phoenix Lake, Ring Mountain, Fort Baker, Marin Headlands…..all places we love to hike/visit regularly as a family. All bring me such peace and happiness. 🙂
What is the last book you read?
Total honesty here, the only thing I’ve been reading over the last 12 months is line sheets. Prepping and sourcing vendors for London+Wood. I am certainly due for a good book! Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims is in my bedside drawer patiently waiting for me.
London + Wood
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