Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine January 2021

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s you step into Jaime Lynn Henderson’s apartment in a historic house on Main Street in Old Town Warrenton, you are greeted by imaginative design quite literally everywhere you look, beginning with Henderson herself, who during our meeting was dressed in leopard print top and tights paired with a pink skirt and topped with gold and pearl accessories. Much like her wardrobe, her home is filled to the brim with endless colors, textures, and shapes. As your eyes sweep each room, they take in the mishmash of furniture and gallery walls full of objects, from tennis racquets to cap guns. The apartment’s décor is a direct reflection of Henderson’s personality – boisterous, playful, and anything but dull. Not only is Henderson’s personality reflected in her clothing and interior design styles, but also in the art that she has been creating since she was a child. “Even just as a tiny kid I was always scribbling all over my dad's work papers…. [If] you gave me a crayon or a pen, I was drawing,” she says. “As a teenager I was always decorating the living daylights out of my bedroom, rearranging the furniture – I


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cut out flowers and painted them with neon poster paint and I’d stick them up all over the walls and the ceiling. I've loved [art] for a long time.” Though Henderson had always enjoyed art, she did not always consider it more than a hobby. In fact, she began her freshman year of college at the University of Oklahoma majoring in civil engineering. When she moved into her first apartment, she says, “I wanted to decorate it [with] artwork, but I couldn’t afford it.” She decided to create her own works of art to fill the walls, and that process “lit a fire, and before I knew it, I was coming to my parents [asking] ‘hey, how would you feel about me changing my major from civil engineering to art?’” She recalls that one parent replied, “We wondered how long it would


ABOVE: Henderson’s painting “Summer Shoes”, acrylic on canvas, 2020, was born out of the darkness of Covid. “I hadn’t painted in a while, and I wanted to do something that would make me happy. I love my high-top sneaker collection, so I used the sneaker as a jumping off point and just ran with it and filled it with color and patterns.” LEFT: Henderson’s apartment is part of a historic home on Main Street in Warrenton, owned by Alls Real Estate. She says, “The apartment has two antique fireplaces, and as soon as I saw that I just had to live there. I mean, who doesn’t need two fireplaces in one apartment?”

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