After four years of running an interior design business at home, Jess Weeth has opened a studio on Rehoboth Avenue.
Located in the two-story house that was most recently Jane and Georgie, Weeth said she opened her Weeth Home Interior Design studio because she needed a space to meet with clients. Clients come to town to check on the progress of a project and, she said, it’s a lot easier to show material samples at an office.
“It’s just too messy at job sites,” said Weeth.
A Lewes native, Weeth graduated from Worcester Preparatory School and played tennis at Duke University. She spent the years immediately following college traveling the world as a buyer for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. It was a good introduction to a high-pressure business, said Weeth.
The journey back to the Cape Region was serendipitous. Weeth said she and husband Alan were living in Ohio a few years ago, looking to move, when he got a job as brand manager for Dogfish Head. After moving, Weeth continued to work for Abercrombie from home while the couple renovated a house. She blogged about the experience, and some people reached out to see if she could help decorate their space, she said.
“It became my side hustle for a while,” said Weeth.
That changed in 2018, after a couple of clients took a chance with Weeth on bigger projects. She said her client list grew by word of mouth, and it eventually became a second full-time job.
“It was a huge leap. It’s been nonstop since I made the jump,” said Weeth. “I haven’t taken a day off since.”
Describing her style as a breezy take on classic design elements, Weeth said a lot of her design style comes from her global travels. In addition to standard material samples, Weeth said she takes pride in having unique design samples from smaller companies.
In addition to an eye for style, she learned about the production process in her travels, which, she said, allows her to keep clients in the know.
“Transformation can be difficult,” said Weeth. “But it’s a process we can work through to make ideas come to life.”
Weeth said beginning in May, there will be home accessory items for sale at the store. A lot of people stop by because of the location, she said.
“It’s got a good vibe,” said Weeth of the house. “It’s such a cute area and you can feel the ocean.”
For more information on Weeth Home Interior Design, 419 Rehoboth Ave., go to www.weethhome.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-727-5300. For now, hours are by appointment only. Come May, when the home accessories are stocked, store hours will be available on the website.