Meet Jennifer Smith 1

Jennifer Smith is a Texas transplant that has been grounded in the Franklin lifestyle for practically her entire adult life. It is here that her family and business have grown along with her adopted hometown. Here’s a close-up look at the owner of JLS Designs and the first “Real Wife” of Franklin Lifestyle.

FL: Who and what lives in your house?

JS: We have five in our family: myself, husband and three boys, Ryan (17), Reid (15) and Ross (13); plus two dogs named Dolly and Gracie.

FL: Do you work outside 
the home?

JS: Yes, I am the owner/designer of JLS Designs a custom window covering and soft home fashion supplier and installer. I have been in business for 16 years. You can visit online at

FL: what is your hometown and how long have you lived here?

JS: I grew up in Plano, Texas for all of my grade school and college years. I moved to Nashville in 1995 to begin my career working for a local and national uniform supplier named Horace Small. Interestingly that is where I met my future husband.

FL: What’s on the floor of your car right now?

JS: My car floor is clean. I am a neat freak.

FL: What is your Guilty-Food Pleasure?

JS: Anything sweet. Skittles and Laffy Taffy are my favorites. Or anything chocolate.

FL: What is the title of the last book you read?

JS: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

FL: What is the best thing about living in Franklin?

JS: It is absolutely hands down the best place to raise a family. I love the small town feel with a lot of the big city offerings. We have the prettiest sunsets.

FL: What shows do you DVR?

JS: Downton Abby

FL: What is your favorite cocktail?

JS: Hendricks and soda with a lime or a nice glass of red wine.

FL: What is your favorite sports team?

JS: Any team that my boys are playing on. We are also Vols and Titans fans.

FL: Where did you attend college?

JS: I went to Texas Tech University and earned an undergraduate degree in Fashion Design.

FL: Tell us something about yourself that others may not know.

JS: In high school, I raised a pig in the FFA (Future Farmers of America). Her name was Piggy Sue.