About the Business
The idea for Belle Jar Design began as a conversation on the way home from a vintage market. Co-owners, Heather Taylor and Laura Jane Cohen had long shared a passion for seeking out and refurbishing furniture and vintage items for their own homes and the homes of their friends. But in August of 2014, Heather asked a seemingly innocent question, "Could we do this, as our own business?".
A year later, the "Belles" as their friends call them, were vendors at several shows and a local vintage barn, had a web following and were in the process of opening their first retail store.
It is our hope that this site will be a source of inspiration, ideas and unique finds for you and your home.
About the Belles
My name is Laura Jane Cohen, aka Belle #1 and Co-Owner of Belle Jar Design. I am wife to my husband Seth, aka Chief Carpenter, Director of Development and whatever title he rightfully earns for his enormous contribution to the business, mom to my full of life children, Sylvia and Lucas, and a lover of all things vintage. Like my partner in crime and fellow Belle, Heather, I am not a certified/educated designer, but I spent my childhood at the heels of my carpenter Grandpa and my Papa who was a fixer of all things once broken. I'm grateful to share this love for restoring and refinishing furniture with you.
My name is Heather Taylor, aka Belle #2 and Co-Owner of Belle Jar Design. I am a wife to my husband Kevin, mom to my sweet loving triplets, Ainsley, Ava and Grayson, and lover of all things home decor. By background, I'm a nurse practitioner, but I have always had a love for creating things and constantly redecorating my home. I can't believe that what began as a crazy idea to merge Laura Jane's refinishing expertise with my enthusiasm for "making things pretty" has evolved into more than we ever could have imagined.
Despite our vision, we know that none of this would be possible without our supportive families, to include our absolutely amazing parents, and you, our clients, customers and friends. Thank you for starting this journey with us...and we hope you continue on the ride.
"Purpose is the reason for the journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way".