With a focus on contemporary classic design, Jill Kalman Interiors mixes old and new, earthy tones and bright colors, simplicity and luxury, reality and fantasy – all with the purpose of bringing your family story to life. Jill is a member of the Monogram Designer Collective. Learn more about Jill by visiting jillkalmaninteriors.com and by following her @jillkalmaninteriors
Q: HOW DID YOUR UPBRINGING INFLUENCE YOU TO BECOME AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
A: I grew up in a house antiquarian surrounded by art and textile all life. It eventually led me to an interior design career.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW?
A: My favorite room in the house right now is the family room which is right off the deck. It’s comfortable, airy, serene and it’s a great place for my family to gather, or a place for me to work and listen to music.
Q: WHERE IS THE MOST INSPIRING PLACE YOU HAVE TRAVELED?
A: The most inspiring place I’ve traveled to is Italy. It’s just eye candy everywhere. Architecture, graffiti, the landscape. All amazing.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE DESIGN PROJECT?
A: My most favorite project to date is a remodel of a master bathroom and kitchen in the same home. We took both spaces and didn’t do standard white. We brought in wood, textured paint and doubled the function and storage while keeping the square footage.
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE AN ASPIRING DESIGNER?
One piece of advice I would give an aspiring designer is to cultivate your eye as much as you can. Read, go to the museum, educate yourself and learn as much as you can.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?
A: My dream project would be working on a pool house.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
A: My favorite color is soft pink.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
A: My favorite vacation spot is the coast of Rhode Island particularly Watch Hill and Newport.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
A: My most prized possession is my engagement ring.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR BEST ENTERTAINING TIP?
A: My best entertaining tip is to create a really fun tablescape.
Q: DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
A: I collect handbags.
Q: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: One thing people don’t know about me is that I’m introverted and a homebody.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO COCKTAIL?
A: My go-to cocktail is Patron Silver on the rocks.
Q: WHAT IS ONE ADJECTIVE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU USING THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME?