By ELIZABETH KING
Dream it. Build it. Sell it. That is the business philosophy that launched the creation of Jamie Jared’s interior design company, Double J Creative Solutions, located in The Market at Walnut Creek, 8281 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa.
Jared’s passion for design and styling homes grew for years before launching her business in 2019. “I’d been a customer of The Market for years and dreamed of opening my own showroom, but I finally took a leap of faith and asked for merchant space of my own,” Jared said.
Double J Creative Solutions combines traditional style with a modern flare. Her design space is filled with a mix of current pieces from the Dallas market, antiques and estate sale finds, and some items she has refurbished herself.
“It’s so rewarding to find art, furniture and decor that inspires clients to add elements of design their own homes,” Jared said.
“I like to pick up interesting pieces that you might not see everywhere,” Jared continued. For example, her signature pieces are resin balloon dog statues in a wide variety of colors. “They are fun and whimsical and designed to make you smile.”
The Market stands out among Tulsa shopping destinations because it is home to more than 100 locally-owned showrooms and boutiques featuring home décor, furnishings, gifts, and accessories unique to the area.
“Now, more than ever, it is important to support local small businesses,” Jared said. “That’s what The Market is all about,” Jared continued. “Building small businesses and developing strong, personal relationships with our customers to make our community flourish.”
There is a strong camaraderie among the business owners at The Market. “We are working together to brainstorm how to rebuild our businesses after COVID-19 and engage our customers by providing new opportunities and events at The Market,” Jared said.
One of those events was a Father’s Day celebration with Grady Nichols on June 18. The Market also will be hosting a Farmers Market and Sidewalk Sale on July 11 which offers an outdoor experience for customers to shop and support The Market vendors.
Located at 81st Street and Harvard Avenue, The Market at Walnut Creek has been a favorite shopping and dining destination of Tulsans for more than 16 years. The Market is open seven days a week, and is home to Bluestone by Day, a four-star, full-service restaurant offering daily lunch specials and Saturday brunch.
Visit The Market to find furnishings and unique treasures that will transform any home, or grab a gift unlike anywhere else, complete with complimentary gift wrap.