However, she also loves the juxtaposition of mixing masculine and feminine pieces, sporting a suit or blazer usually does the trick.Barefoot, she leads me through her spacious living room.

) is an American actress and model, who at age 17 began portraying Cassidy Bridges on Nash Bridges.

She is also known for her role on Prison Break as Gretchen Morgan, a.k.a. Anthony", and as Josette "Jo" Laughlin in The Vampire Diaries. O'Keefe started her career as a model at the age of 8 years old, and she did some modeling work for a Jeans company.

Framed photos of family and friends decorate her shelves along with seashells and candles.

We reach the backyard -- enclosed, intimate, and perfect for small bar-b-ques and late-night soirees. The line, Q Jewelry, is composed of charm necklaces and statement rings, littered with wings and the occasional bow.

Then there's the kitchen: it's hard to miss -- large, and in the center of her home, Jodi admits she spends a lot of time there. I love to cook for friends on a Sunday and I try new recipes all the time. " Her two dogs, Ophelia and George, followed Jodi as she gave me a tour.

Clad in a roomy but form-fitting Rachel Pally jumpsuit, the actress explained that on an average day, she's dressed for comfort -- likely jeans and a T-shirt.I repainted everything and changed the front and back yard.Everything is enclosed now and I'm surrounded by white flowers -- roses, gardenias -- they're my favorite." Before I leave, I ask her what she loves about designing jewelry, from home."The thing I love most about designing jewelry is the freedom.I can be totally myself and creative and I don't have to ask anyone's permission. I am used to playing a part in someone else's creative vision.Since launching the line, Jodi has collected quite the following -- actresses like Joan Cusack and Kaley Cuoco have become fans of the stunning designs, adding such pieces as the Black Rhodium Wing Ring and Bow Ring to their collections.