Jennifer Boles was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Upon obtaining her bachelor’s degree in history from University of the South (Sewanee, TN), Jennifer returned to Atlanta to pursue a career in business and finance. After ten years spent in the business sector, Jennifer decided to pursue her passion for interior design and the decorative arts. With an intense interest in design history and a love of writing, Jennifer started her design blog “The Peak of Chic” in the Fall of 2006. Her website-read by design devotees from around the world- focuses on design trends, historical homes, history of design, and all things design related. Recently named “blogosphere darling” by Departures magazine, Jennifer has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Town & Country, Elle Décor, and Array. In 2007, Jennifer became a contributing editor to House Beautiful. Additionally, her first book, House Beautiful Fabrics for Your Home, was published in 2010. As the inaugural winner of the Best Writing on a Design Blog award, Jennifer was inducted into the Design Blogger’s Hall of Fame in early 2012. Jennifer’s second book, In with the Old: Classic Décor from A to Z, will be published by Clarkson Potter in October 2013.
When she’s not writing, reading, or thinking about design, Jennifer spends her time traveling, collecting antique and vintage ceramics, and buying far too many books.