Welcome! I’m Jenn Lore, and I started this blog (formerly Department of the Interior) back in 2009. This blog started out as an outlet for my love of interior design, but over the years has become an extension of me, and so much more than just interiors.
It became a meeting place, a journal, a travelogue and a studio for all of my kooky kitchen experiments. It’s through this blog, and the design community, that I refined my aesthetic, became an ardent supporter of artisans, and had a front-row seat for DC’s incredible culture shift. Sometimes, it seemed too easy. I started typing, and the world unfolded around me.
Now, at the outset of a new chapter in this journey with the launch of Dear Heart DC, I hope that my blog can have the same – even if fractional—impact on my readers. I hope that you’ll find loads of inspiration for tangible things like outfits, food and home décor, but also, for living in a way that makes you truly happy. For me, that’s to live simply and beautifully --luxury through simplicity. Few "things", true quality, more moments to remember.
P.S. Nothing could make me happier than to hear from you – whether you leave a comment, e-mail, or chat with me on Twitter, I want to get to know you a little better. Let’s make it happen.