Inside an Artist’s Heart & Colorful Beachy Boho Home: Jenny Sweeney

We’re about a week shy of the autumnal equinox, but if your happy place is summery surfer girl vibes and the sound of the Beach Boys, Jenny Sweeney style will most definitely inspire you to hang loose! This Artist’s Home Tour features gorgeous photos (most by Soling Photography) snapped of comfy, colorful, cheerful, vintage, beachy boho home interiors and surfer girl chic.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor! #bohemian #interiordesign #colorful
Design/Photo: Jenny Sweeney

I recently relaxed with Jenny at home and posted images I snapped of her charming suburban Chicago home in this companion post with details about the design elements in the mix.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Inside an Artist’s Heart & Colorful Beachy Boho Home: Jenny Sweeney…certainly playful indeed.

But for today, let’s delight in her one-of-a-kind, cheerful vintage style and peek inside her lovely heart.

Photos: Soling Photography and Jenny Sweeney

Tudor exterior - Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

Inside an Artist’s Heart & Colorful Beachy Boho Home: Jenny Sweeney

Where is this Tudor located? Libertyville, IL

Arched front door of Tudor. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Inside an Artist’s Heart & Colorful Beachy Boho Home: Jenny Sweeney…certainly playful indeed.

Jenny Sweeney’s Inspiration for the Re-Design

You can go searching for a bio, but good luck finding one. The quirky and brilliant Chicagoland artist has been too busy crafting beauty and re-designing the interiors of her home to be concerned with refining a mission statement, getting insta-famous, or defining herself as a brand.

Jenny Sweeney
Photo: Jenny Sweeney

What may surprise you is that this darling re-design was inspired by a decision to put the house on the market!

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Inside an Artist’s Heart & Colorful Beachy Boho Home: Jenny Sweeney…certainly playful indeed.

So if you are reading this and happen to fall in love with the happy Tudor in Libertyville, IL…it can be yours.

Turquoise walls in living room. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

The lucky next homeowner will inherit a ton of good vibes flowing within these walls upon which Jenny has left her mark.

Electric powder room! Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
powder room before
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Meet the Artist

Sensitive, witty, smart, and self-deprecating here is a kind soul who has clearly chosen WONDER over woe and earned child-like wisdom from very grown-up pains.

Turquoise painted living room. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

Jenny’s mantra lately?

One of a kind kitchen! Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Photo: Soling Photography
kitchen before
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“Peace, love and ridiculous fun…happiness starts with loving yourself, despite yourself.”

Turquoise, orange, and spring green in a kitchen. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

Putting the FUN in Funky Design

Ridiculous fun? These two words perfectly describe the kitchen designed by Jenny Sweeney, and here’s her philosophy:

Shelf in kitchen. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

“We spend so much time in our kitchens but I think sometimes we take them too seriously. I always fall in love with a kitchen that inspires conversation, creativity and makes you feel like doing a little dancing.”

Bright green kitchen stools. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney
Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

I can confirm this kitchen inspires dancing and shenanigans with its vibrant strokes of bold color, texture, and Bali-inspired magic. There is an energetic optimism flowing through the interiors that just makes you smile.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

Then again, the artist who lives here has a Ph.D. in smile-making.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

Jenny’s Colorful Journey

Jenny spearheaded a creative company (bet you’ve seen her signature style greeting cards) with only a few dollars in her pocket and guided it beyond her wildest expectations. With the help of a staff of 12, her work was distributed in 1,500 stores, and partnerships with major retailers like Target and Victoria’s Secret followed.

Turquoise, orange, green, and teal in a kitchen. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

As demand for her talents grew, she even collaborated with Mariska Hargitay on projects and events. But a thriving career could not insulate her from a painful season of depression.

Kitchen with island chic pendants. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

“I feel like much of it was motivated by trying to prove my worth to people around me who I felt never believed in me.”

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design/Photo: Jenny Sweeney

Awakening to Fresh Colors on the Horizon

Her experience in the deep pit of despair eventually made way for an emotional breakthrough in which she gained new awareness for the smallest of miracles, for tender signs of fresh life budding.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

“The single most important thing I learned was to be okay with myself. I’m flawed, quirky, imperfect and sometimes I make bad decisions. So what? It’s part of the human experience.”

desk before
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Office nook. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

Self-Care and Gentleness

Taking literal and figurative baby steps toward gratitude made all the difference as she immersed herself in nature for healing and wholeness.

Music room! Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Photo: Soling Photography

“The more love we have for ourselves, the more love we can share with others. It’s just true. I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to figure this out, but now that I know it, I will never forget it.”

Painting by Jenny Sweeney. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Art: Jenny Sweeney

When Home Becomes Sanctuary

A new chapter of Jenny’s story is currently blooming.

Family room - Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

While she is letting go of a personality-filled home which became the living work of art that soothed her and put wellness within reach, she is saying HELLO, LOVELY to what’s next!

Living room. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Photo: Soling Photography
Living room. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

“Life has been full of change and challenges the past few years and this place has been my sanctuary. Its warm, womblike energy has saved me from some of my darkest beliefs about myself and the world.”

Fresh vintage chic living room. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

Oh, friends, there are houses and then there are SHELTERING HOMES. Homes that prosper us in mysterious ways and help us renew our strength.

Neon yellow walls in artist studio. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

I am so inspired by Jenny’s courage to create from the heart and sprinkle this home with WONDER.

Artist studio with electric yellow walls. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Design: Jenny Sweeney

The magic blooming within these walls today began life as little seeds of hope buried within an artist’s colorful imagination.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

And hope never disappoints!

Electric yellow walls of studio. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

Treat yourself to more of Jenny’s darling style and home HERE and see more of her creations in my story here.

Cuffs by Jenny Sweeney. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Cuffs: Jenny Sweeney

Wonder if Jenny would dig this place?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. September 18, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    What a cool, happy, funky, home and an amazing transformation from what it was! Thanks for introducing us to Jenny!
    xoxo

    • Michele
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      September 18, 2019 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks so much for tuning in, Holly – you would absolutely love her happy art work! 🙂

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