• Jul 22

    CONTEST ALERT!! Win a Jilly Inspired Lamp-In-A-Box

    July 22, 2013 • 10:30 am

    When I’m designing a home, I LOVE doing something a little unexpected – why not have some fun, right?? Whether it’s mixing the rustic & the chic or creating quirky art installations as the focal point for a room, unexpected design elements always bring out a distinct personality – no one likes a boring room!!! So, when I discovered Lamp-In-A-Box, I was SO excited at the prospect of using them in a future design.

    The Californian-designed lamps bring lighting a room to a whole new level and truly succeed at redefining people’s experience with plain, old table lamps. I absolutely LOVE how designer Daniel Cytrynowicz explains it – that “the vision from the beginning was to create a fun, relevant and affordable lamp, challenging the age-old image of the sober, virtually invisible lighting object in everybody’s home.” Now that’s a WICKED way to look at lighting!!!

    I not only needed to get on this bandwagon, but I wanted to design my own lamps – a little touch of Jilly… need I say more??? ;) And I’m SOOO excited to launch my contest today to give away some on my own Lamp-In-A-Box designs to YOU. I’ve created four designs that I believe speak to my many personalities. Think you can handle some Jilly in your home??? 

    1. Pink Chevron – classic pretty!!

    2. Not-So-Mellow Yellow – for some insta-energy à la Jilly!!

    3. Nautical  - Justin-inspired, perhaps?? ;)

    4. Vintage  - oh, Charlie Ford!

    Make sure to enter today for a chance to win. Good luck!!!

    xo Jilly

  • Jul 15

    Justin and I Getting Our Garden On!

    July 15, 2013 • 11:15 am

    As I am sure you all know, I love all things design & decor. But this summer... I have a soft spot for gardening!! I promised myself weeks ago that I would work on creating my little garden haven in the backyard - and hopefully in good company :) 

    Little did I know, Justin was more than happy to help me put together a sight for sore eyes! Thank goodness we had the help of the Mae's Landscaping team to keep us on track - Justin and I would have probably smooched & giggled like chidlren all day if we hadn't had the expert help to actually get the garden accomplished. (We all have our fortes, right??!!)

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  • Jul 08

    Christmas in July

    July 8, 2013 • 1:30 pm

    Last night, I could barely sleep. The anticipation was nearly unbearable. But finally, after putting on a fresh new set of PJs (leopard print, of course) & putting out some tea & crumpets for the glam-granny spirits, I finally dozed off to the antique fairies dancing through my dreams all night long.

    What the heck…is it Christmas, you ask?? No way – I’ll leave that to St. Nick. But in my opinion, it’s something WAY better! Today, CHARLIE FORD VINTAGE has finally launched!!!

    Yes, I know I have been dropping hints and teasing you along the way, but I PROMISE that all the patience will pay off starting today! You know I’d never leave you hangin’ ;)

    Charlie Ford Vintage (CFV) is pretty much my first-born child…. And boy oh boy what a labour! But, as all new mothers say, it was worth every second times A MILLION!! Little Charlie’s co-parents, my close close friends Tori & Alyssa, and I could not be more excited for what we have created – a year in the making!  If you love vintage & antiques as much as I do, you will soon be absolutely addicted to our new site (our apologies!!). 

    But enough with reading this blog….. get to the site & check it out!!

    When you’ve had look, come back here and tell me what your favourite piece is – I’d love to hear! I’ll be letting you in on my faves later this week!!

    Thank you again for all your love & support :) :)

    xo Jilly

  • Jun 30

    The PNE Prize Home Kitchen

    June 30, 2013 • 11:03 am

    As you know, the past couple of years I have been lucky enough to design the PNE Prize Home here in B.C… tickets to win the home are on sale now, and I’ll tell you how to get them AFTER we go over this amazing kitchen...

  • Jun 28

    Ask An Expert...

    June 28, 2013 • 2:37 am

    Window Treatments

    Q: Hi Jillian, ­I absolutely adore you and your style!! i just redid my kitchen in wood floors, white cabinets and carrera marble: v. fresh and natural… but I am stuck on window treatment. I just can’t seem to find a window treatment I like that will fit the simplicity I’m looking for, but in the afternoons, the light is really too much. I would love to do something kind of rustic and old-­timey, but everything seems too stuffy or outdated… any tips on where to look for creative sun solutions? -Colleen- 

  • Jun 24

    OH-MY-Ombre DIY!

    June 24, 2013 • 9:57 am

    Last week I posted a blog with some of my favorite pillows and ombre happened to top the list!  But really, ombre is just a fancy way of describing gradual colour or shading… so it should be pretty easy to create this look on your own, right?!  We all tie dyed when we were kids (or hippies lol), this is just like tie dying… only interior design style!