Hi! I’m Emily – the founder and designer behind Jetty Home. I seriously cannot believe how far Jetty Home has come from its very, very humble beginnings. What started with me scribbling my designs in a sketchbook while working in public relations has grown by leaps and bounds – and it’s all thanks to my lovely customers! Jetty Home itself started in 2014 from my small beachside apartment in the amazing town of Long Beach, New York. The peace and sense of community that comes with beach living has been my biggest inspiration. Summers throughout my childhood were spent at the beach. Memories of swimming in the ocean and frolicking in the sand are the source of inspiration for much of my work. I try to evoke the feeling that the beach and ocean give me – a sense of relaxation, calmness, happiness and simplicity – in all of my art.
From the time I was a small child, I would spend hours and hours drawing and creating my own world through my artwork. More recently, life has taken me to the sunny shores of Southern California, which has provided a whole new set of inspiration. Whether it’s weekends in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea or summers exploring the Santa Barbara coastline, I can say with certainty that California has won my heart.
I tend to focus my art on simple, yet classic, hand-painted watercolor and acrylic designs. My painterly style lends itself well to print reproductions, as strong brushstrokes and pronounced colors are evident in many of my pieces. More recently, I’ve added some new hand lettering techniques to my artwork – incorporating more typography into my available prints. All of my designs are sure to bring a little whimsy to any gallery wall!
Interested in my process? Check out the Jetty Home Instagram.
So, what exactly does Jetty Home mean to me? I believe in the beauty and serenity of the beach -- and that’s reflected in everything I do, including non-coastal themed art. I think that everyone – whether you are in Hermosa Beach, a lake in Minnesota, the Gulf Coast, Montauk or anywhere in between – should be able to enjoy a uniquely nautical or beach home style. Sand not included!