Name: Jill Pietrocini, Design Associate
Describe yourself in 3 words: easy-going, organized, and creative
How did you become an Interior Designer? I have always loved design and, although my first degree led me to a career in corporate human resources, I made the decision to go back to school after staying home to see my 2 kids head off to elementary school.
Tell us about your design experience: I was introduced to design working on some commercial spaces (ie. law office, physical therapy office, salon) while in school, however, my passion lies in residential design because it allows me to work closely with clients who want to make their homes beautiful.
How would you describe your design stye? My personal design style, I have been told by my fellow designers, is comfy regency. I love shiny, sparkly things paired with furniture you can sink into and natural elements brought in through accessories and art.
What is your favorite room in your house and why? My bedroom, because it is the room in my house where I departed from the style and overall color palette used in my open floor plan living space.
If you were deserted on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you? My family, my friends, and a good DJ.
What is your “movie” home (i.e. which interior space from a movie/tv show would you live in if you had the chance)? Donna and Sophie’s Greek island bed and breakfast in the movie Mama Mia – sure, it’s falling apart, but can you imagine it renovated?
Dream destination: London – I spent some time there in college and the energy is awesome – the theatre shows, architecture, and history was intriguing.
Favorite season: Christmas!
Favorite book: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
What was the last item you purchased for your home? The last item I purchased for my home was fabric I added to curtain panels to complete my dining room – panels make a space feel like a warm, put-together room.
Favorite color/s: I love black and white together – you can add an accent color and then change your mind!
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Archive for November, 2011
- Placing an oversized mirror on your fireplace mantle creates a show-stopping focal point for your room. Scroll over the picture with your mouse to see the “before”!
- Lamps don’t always have to sit on end tables. A pair of lamps on a sofa table can be just as effective.
- A pair of twisted wood stools used in place of a coffee table can double as extra seating if need be.
- A pair of woven bar stools add just a touch of texture to the space. Scroll over the picture to see the “before”!
- There’s nothing better than a comfy armchair next to the fireplace!
This design project encompassed the entire first floor of a beautiful home, but today we’re highlighting two spaces in the front of the house: The dining and piano rooms. There are nautical elements scattered throughout each room, which we incorporated to highlight the homeowners’ coastal New England roots. The color palette for the overall design includes warm, sandy tones, shades of blue, and deep, coral red. One of our favorite elements in the dining room is the grasscloth wallpaper. (Yes, wallpaper!) It adds a wonderful touch of texture to the space. In the piano room, we wanted to show off some of the homeowners’ beautiful artwork, as well as a collection of family photos. We tied the spaces together through matching light fixtures and coordinating window treatments. Enjoy!