Inspired by the legacy, grace and grit of her grandmother Peggy Jean, Jessica Bandstra established Dogwood Proper to help others celebrate a home well-lived. Her fun and familiar personality combined with her eye for the extraordinary has been the backbone of Dogwood Proper's success.
Born in Texas and residing in Tennessee since 2004, Jessica's family moved many times during her childhood. Looking back, "Moving was what shaped my love for interior design," says Jessica. "No matter what house we had, mom always made it feel like home." Moving was also where she learned the importance of investing in good furniture because "you can always take that with you."
After a 22-year career with Southwest Airlines, and multiple interior design projects for friends and family, Jessica renovated her career and opened Dogwood Proper in 2020. From taking a ranch home down to its studs to styled kid rooms and livable exterior spaces that invite people to gather, Dogwood Proper has quickly gained a following in Nashville.
We look forward to the opportunity to bring your vision to life.