JILL LIFSEY INTERIOR DECORATOR CONSULTANTS
BREA Interior Decorator Consultant
1- How long have you been designing?
I have been in the design Industry for 4 years. Growing up a builder daughter, I learned to appreciate architecture and design hands on.
2- How long have you been working with Jill Lifsey Designs?
I have been designing with Jill Lifsey for just over a year.
3- What is your favorite design trend? Least? Why?
Minimalist-Modern is my absolute favorite design trend! Give me a giant window with bright light and a few statement pieces to put in front of it, and I'm happy. Designing any space large of small, this handy trick works every time. As far as my least favorite design trend, I could do without entire rooms covered in high glass marble. I think marble is beautiful and can be a great statement piece but can be overkill when made into the whole space.
4- What is a common"design rule" that you think SHOULD be broken?
A common design rule that I don't like to follow is matching finishes. The look of mixed metals or textures can broaden the asthetic of any design. Even when it comes to furniture, a mix of shapes and sizes livens up the energy in the room. Your eye naturally draws to every corner of the space, and that's what we want!
5- Where do you find your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from nature. I'll think of a beautiful place like Australia, and pull together a color palette from its golden beaches and crimson red skies. From that, I would play on organic elements and lively objects such as plants to pull the design together.
6- What do you find the most challenging when designing a home or space? Rewarding?
The most challenging aspect of design, in my opinion, is incorporating old pieces with new. Someone will always have that family heirloom! The most rewarding is probably the final product and the walk through. When I get to see everything come together is when I feel the most satisfied in my work.
7- When you aren't designing, what do you spend your time doing?
When I'm not designing, I spend my free time on outdoor adventures such as biking, walking around with my pups, and relaxing at the beach.
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Working with moody earth tones this month. #jilllifsey