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The Crux.

Welcome to The Crux, a design blog focused on exploring the hows and whys of trends and motifs in interior design. The crux at where aesthetic and function meet is design, and so function and practicality is of huge importance to us at The Crux.

The Crux has sought to share interesting design features with its readers through photo-editorial collaborations with interior design firms and home owners. Additionally, The Crux often explores topics that are relevant to contemporary society, seeking to streamline spaces for both function and style. Our editor, who enjoys more than a little DIY, also likes to toss the occasional fun (or outlandish) project into the mix, and is often aided by her wild preschoolers.


Jenny Schleich is the editor of The Crux. She is a long-time writer and photo journalist. . Though her life is sometimes a whirlwind of beautiful home photo shoots, blurred at the edges with a running reel of Pinterest projects, she tries to keep herself grounded in the real by eating too much venison and enjoying too many sunsets—a product of her circumstances.



I often share product shots from home décor stores, because these images speak to what I am writing about and I chose them myself. I link back to these businesses to credit them for their photography, and not as a form of paid promotion. I share my thoughts, my inspirations, my ideas and my work for public use, because it is a joy to do so.



  • Reply justbluedutch

    What a beautiful page! I love the fact that you enjoy too much sunsets & friendly beach bum! These lines are totally original and I can relate to this.Thank you so much for following ,I feel flattered that someone as talented , and a person who has eye on aesthetic details as you as you would like to follow my Blog. I look forward to know you more & your fab ideas on visualizing the potential in a common junk as what you have said.:)

    February 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply Jenn Schleich

      Thanks so much! I really enjoyed your latest post, I look forward to keeping up with you too.

      February 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm
      • Reply justbluedutch

        Thanks Jenn! I am inspired too by creating my own Stylish mess courtesy of your idea !

        February 17, 2016 at 1:25 am
  • Reply justbluedutch

    I just wanna give this photo a credit it deserves—Wonderful snap..The best of you.

    May 5, 2016 at 3:08 am
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