Jason and Dani, are the duo behind JAYD, a brand that has come to life quite organically through their passion for unique furniture and decor within their own home.
A few years ago they bought their first “fixer-upper” home where they got to properly experiment with design, decor and furnishings.
"There is something quite wonderful that happens when you create something that is both literally and figuratively made with your blood, sweat, tears and most importantly LOVE."
Growing up in his grandfather's workshop, Jay naturally acquired a passion and talent for all things DIY, more specifically woodworking. He learnt craftsmanship and skill from both his gramps and dad and is the magician behind Dani's wild ideas (read demands).
They realised that there is a higher appreciation for custom designed decor, and it is one of the main reasons why Dani began this journey with JAYD. She believes that, they as a couple, have something to share with you within the small business and shop-local platform.
Finding beautifully made, artisanal type furnishings that compliment your unique style is what makes the experience so wonderful.
"JAYD is a dream come true, one that has been ten years in the making and how exciting to be able to share that within our community. "
WHY I LOVE THEM
I have been friends with Jason for about ten years and was over the moon when he met my now taller bestie Dani.
If someone had told us 5 years ago that we would be working for ourselves as Girl Bosses in our Local Community we probably would have rolled our eyes before ordering a large cappuccino or an even larger glass of wine.
To watch my bestie pursue a dream and be at her side along the way is honestly such a blessing. From the initial JAYD brainstorming sessions to behind the scenes sneak peeks of the website build, as well as seeing product shoot images come together, it's been the most amazing thing to watch this brand develop.
Knowing the two people that founded JAYD as well as I do, makes it impossible for me not to love who they are and what they do.
Impeccable taste, passionate workmanship and a love for creating together, is what this pair is about.
I have a feeling you are going to love them too.
FAVOURITE FINDS FROM THEIR LATEST COLLECTION
THE DANIELA WALL DISK
ON MY WISHLIST
A multipurpose mini shelf for your home that can be used to decorate absolutely any space. A little place to show off your favourite things (and keep them out of reach of kitten paws?)
I adore the Daniela discs and as soon as I decide how many I can have in my home without being too extra I'm going to be asking Dani for these beautiful little discs for display of candles, Oh Happy Day Everlast flowers and perhaps even the hand soap in my guest loo.
I can think of one hundred things I could use this little wall accessory for and quite honestly I think it's genius.
A platform to display a scented candle, a mini vase with a small bunch of beautiful blooms (or bunny tails) or one of my treasured ceramics, most importantly out of Gnocchi and Toulouse's reach sounds like the most fabulous thing I could own.
Come to me, pretty wall disk.
SIENNA WALL HOOK
IN MY HOME
A beautifully handmade collection of solid oak disks that add a touch of style to your wall.
I have quite a few of these in my home and I adore them. They add so much character to a wall, and the best part is that you can change things up as often as you like.
Mine like to hold hats and a baskets but Turkish towels and handbags or umbrella's are other accessories that would look just as wonderful!
A perfect accessory for your entrance hall and a lovely wall hook to fill an empty space.
If you are looking for a way to showcase some of your favourite things, the Sienna wall hooks are made for you.
THE HAYLEY SHELF
ON MY WISHLIST
A beautiful one piece modern bracket that cradles a 600mm oak shelf, creating a simple and eyecatching shelf design.
You can style Hayley with your must-reads for guests in your spare bedroom or use it to hold a variety of your fav decor pieces and plants (of course)!
The Hayley bracket can be made in black or white depending on what suits your space, and I love the protective bar that prevents plants and books from falling off.
A special piece that I haven't actually seen before. Love!
THE EMILY PLANT STAND
ON MY WISHLIST
There are so many small design details in this beauty that make it so unique. The circular bar that is used to make the legs, is reintroduced in a halo shape along the stand which is then once again, echoed in a simple oak disk that sits on top of the stand.
This versatile piece can be used to prop up a house plant and create different eye levels of interest around your home, or The Emily can sit pretty next to your favourite reading chair as a unique take on a slender side table.
The world is your oyster with this elegant Scandi style stand. It would suit a simple vase as well as a larger pot plant alike and would fit almost any space.