"Our philosophy is simple, everyone deserves to eat well, to own lovely, practical pieces for their home that inspire celebrations both big and small and to have a place they can go to spend time nourishing themselves and their community."
Founded by Paul and Leanne Franetovich, the intent was to recreate the family gathering table in remembrance of their Grandparents, Jack and Adeline. Both were known for building and opening their home, sharing their love of food and instilling these values of the 'community table' for future generations. Truly a life, handmade.
Jack + Adeline was founded on these very principles of creating a beautiful space for the 'community table' in every home.
Today, Jack + Adeline's collections of home decor and custom furnishings offer a taste of functional timelessness. Each piece offering a unique prologue for your families community table for generations to come.
and his Grandmother Adeline
Paul’s love for woodwork started as a hobby building tables for his own wedding many years ago. His craftsmanship has evolved since those first tables, now focused on taking a thoughtful approach to reclaiming the woods natural beauty in all his custom pieces. In Paul’s eyes, sourcing the wood and the selection process is most important. Each piece of wood has a personality, and once he recognizes those attributes, he can determine the potential in each piece.
Adeline was a huge influence on Paul's early life and instilled many things including the love of simple, well-made food and the love of simply, beautifully made things. Her home was filled with amazing, apportioned pieces such as delicate cherry wood side tables, ornate porcelain lamps, heavy walled mahogany trunks and impossibly intricate walnut China cabinets.
Learning from Adeline's example, our philosophy is simple, everyone deserves to own lovely, practical pieces for their home that inspire celebrations both big and small and to have a place they can go to spend time nourishing themselves and their community
and her Grandfather Jack
Leanne spent summers with her Grandparents’, Jack and Roberta, where the family mantra was: “Our home is always open and there is always room at the table for friends and family alike”. Leanne learned it’s not just the physical space around you that is to be nurtured, it’s also the proverbial Home created through the community
you choose to share it with.
Dinner parties and holidays were always an event for Roberta: menu planning, dish/platter coordination, table-styling with glassware and “the good” silverware, guest invites, etc. It’s here Leanne learned her love for baking and her expertise in helping create a stylish setting centered around the community table.
Jack was also quite the craftsman, making anything and everything that Roberta needed with his own two hands. It's from him that Leanne learned the value of creating things that were truly original. She now passes on her knowledge and expertise in selecting the perfect décor for each occasion through the designs and textiles that can now be found at Jack + Adeline Home.