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Jessica Otte

Jessica Otte

Executive Editor, D Home, D Weddings

Jessica Otte is the executive editor of D Home and D Weddings. In 2006, she helped launch D CEO as its founding managing editor, and in the years since, she’s written about celebrities (ask her about her life-changing breakfast with Jon Hamm), travel, and too many fascinating locals to count. She has absolutely no willpower when it comes to unnecessary housewares, which is a hazard of her job. She lives in Lake Highlands with her husband, Charlie, and their three children.

Stories by Jessica Otte

Antique Oushak Rug and Louis XVI Armchair
Antiques

17 Local Decor Experts Who Can Restore Just about Anything

Make what’s old new again with the help of these restoration and reimagination wizards.
Barringer Custom Homes kitchen
Architecture & Design

Building a House Right Now? Here Are 20 Things to Keep in Mind

Truth Time: Building a custom home can be a stressful process, even without a pandemic and supply shortages to deal with. Our 2022 best builders tell you how to make it easier.
Barry Williams and Kaitlyn Coffee
Antiques

How Antiquing Pros Shop for Treasures

We followed two experts around as they shopped decor, picking up a few tips and tricks along the way.
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Home & Garden

Just a Few of Bespoke Embroiderer Joan Cecil’s Favorite Things

Cecil turned to embroidery as a hobby 20 years ago. Now she runs a luxe hand-stitching atelier.
Ashley Dalton's Kitchen
Home Tours

At Home with Interior Designer Ashley Dalton

How the former-lawyer-turned-designer and her growing family built their dream home in Lakewood.

Stories by Jessica Otte

Javier Burkle's Dining Room
Home Tours

At Home with Interior Designer Javier Burkle

Our homes say so much about us—whether we’re serious or playful, over-the-top or minimalistic—and their contents speak to our interests and idiosyncrasies. The same is true for those whose livelihoods are made making homes for others. We visited the eclectic and cozy Highland Park bungalow of one of our 2022 Best Designers and found it equally inspiring and revealing.
Pantry Organization Tips
Home Accessories

Get an Instagram-Worthy Pantry Using These Simple Steps

Is the pantry your home’s dirty little secret? Come clean and get organized with these expert tips.
A Family Goes Mattress Shopping
Home Accessories

Your Bed Might Be Hard, But Mattress Shopping Doesn’t Have to Be

When it comes to your mattress, it’s what’s inside that counts, and we got expert advice on what you should be looking for.
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Home Accessories

Your Linens & Bedding Shopping Fact Sheet

Here's everything you need to know about thread counts, washing, and picking out new sheets—we've got you've covered.
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Gardening

10 Wintry Tips to Prep Your Garden for Spring

Inject fresh life into your yard by protecting it now and prepping for spring early. Plus: Get the dirt on what to plant this year.