“Of course for me personally, I have some design trends that I’m crazy about right now,” says Jillian. “Definitely textures — Navajo, marbleing, ikat. That’s what I love.” When she ventures into the homes of others, however, she prefers to base design less on what’s hip and trendy and more on character traits of the client. Since she’s a gal fueled by a passion for interior design, we knew there were still some trendy tips we could coax out of her. Here’s one of them:
“I love the wallpaper comeback,” she tells us.
She offered us a few design tips when it comes to giving your walls a facelift you can live with.
Where to use wallpaper
Jillian lists a few ways to purpose wallpaper: “You can use it on the ceiling, on the floor — you can [even] cover things in it.”
what to watch out for in wallpaper
While Jillian raves about how wallpaper can transform a room, she also warns, “It’s definitely difficult to put up and and it’s definitely difficult to take down.” Her solution? Hire someone “… or sell your house,” she jokes.
wading in wall color
So what are hot hues? “A strong navy is really fun with punches cream and gold,” she suggests. But if you just hate deep blue, that’s OK — she thinks navy is a hot color for fall, but she admits she has trouble with color in her own home.
“As a designer, believe it or not, I’m actually really scared of wall colors,” says Jillian who says that she usually goes with neutrals. That might explain why the girl is a master at coming up with creative home accessories.