Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration: Jillian O’Neill

So much incredibly lovely design radiating from Houston! I discovered Houston-based designer Jillian O’Neill’s sophisticated lovely work almost a decade ago when I encountered it in person within a striking foyer at Dream Home Chicago. Onward with Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration!

Dining room by Jillian O'Neill. Modern classic interior design inspiration.

JillianOneil-71.jpgInspired by fashion and art, Jillian O’Neill’s design work is often described as unique, elegant, and modern yet timeless. While she has been creating furniture for her private clients for more than a decade, more recently the pieces became available to all. Beautifully crafted unique pieces echoing her overall design aesthetic are her signature, and O’Neill also offers the furniture (which can be customized) for purchase here.

Jillian O’Neill Collective

O’Neill launched Jillian O’Neill Collective with design team members Melissa Campbell, Jane Thorburn, and Kelly Barnett. Firstly, what is so impressive to me personally about the high end design team making spaces lovely in and around Houston, Chicago, and London, is how they project a rare humility and a grounded sensibility anchored firmly in the firm’s culture. Note the guiding principle the brand embraces, full of warmth and sincerity:

“Our favorite days are spent creating the story of your home and your life, one room at a time. How do you want to spend your mornings? Where do you want to create a retreat for quiet time? How do you envision coming together with family and friends? What is your passion..Is it cooking, is it reading, is it music? These details weave into the story of your life. We are honored to help you tell it.”

A Refreshing Focus

Secondly, you cannot miss the integrity and sense of practicality at the heart of what the Collective does. It is indeed refreshing to see them strive to demystify the interior design process. After all, when it is a client’s personal energy and authentic story which energizes the design and streamlines the focus? Well, give me a camp of creatives like that any day who are crafting interiors with a collaborative, gracious spirit over a firm singly creating complex dream world environments reflective mainly of the designers’ fantasies.

Thirdly, it is apparent these designers are truly enjoying the process!

Classic decorating ideas & inspiration from Jillian O'Neill on Hello Lovely Studio. #interiordesigninspiration #classicdecor #jillianoneill #decoratingideas

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Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration: Jillian O’Neill

Finally, let’s be inspired by the beautiful work and be on the lookout for exceptional interiors by Jillian O’Neill Collective.

Photography: Susan SorianoKallima Photography, and Jillian O’Neill

Simple Chic Elegance

Jillian O"Neill for a showhouse. "A woman's retreat in a lakeside estate. PS I installed this room while pregnant with my twins (third and fourth babies)...and even though it was a showhouse I dreamt of using it myself! Books, a daybed, gorgeous lighting."

Jillian O”Neill for a showhouse. “A woman’s retreat in a lakeside estate. PS I installed this room while pregnant with my twins (third and fourth babies)…and even though it was a showhouse I dreamt of using it myself! Books, a daybed, gorgeous lighting.”

Family room with built-in shelves. Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration by Jillian O'Neill.

Lovely indeed! Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration

Dining room by Jillian O'Neill. Modern classic interior design inspiration.

Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration by Jillian O'Neill.

Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration. Lovely indeed!

In Jillian O’Neill’s Own Home

The designer looking lovely, loved, and magical.

Jillian O'Neill designed powder room. Art by Francine Turk. #francineturk #charcoal

Jillian O’Neill’s own powder room. Art: Francine Turk. See more of her work here.

Blush pink rug inspiration in Jillian O'Neill's entry.

Entry in the designer’s own home.

I love the entry vestibule in the master in our own home. An antique table from my grandmother’s house paired with a dynamic piece by @francineturk. I switch out the accessories as I find things - fresh flowers, a candle, or a simple object work best.

O’Neill writes, “I love the entry vestibule in the master in our own home. An antique table from my grandmother’s house paired with a dynamic piece by @francineturk. I switch out the accessories as I find things – fresh flowers, a candle, or a simple object work best.”

Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration: Jillian O’Neill

Black and whtie photography on a gallery wall painted black. Design by Jillian O'Neill.

Vintage desk chair upholstered in red velvet. Design by Jillian O'Neill.

Chic black and white bedroom with design by Jillian O'Neill.

A Modern Chic White Kitchen

White modern kitchen by Jillian O'Neill. Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration.

Lovely indeed! Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration.

Lovely Contrast

Black botanical wallpaper in a bathroom with gold mirror and marble. Design by Jillian O'Neill.

Timeless Yet Modern

Modern chic living room by Jillian O'Neill.

Classic Bathroom

Classic white bathroom design by Jillian O'Neill.

Lovely indeed! Modern Classic Interior Design Inspiration

High Drama in Chicago Dream Home

Foyer with dramatic design by Jillian O'Neill in Chicago Dream Home. Art by Francine Turk.

Dream Home Chicago foyer. Art: Francine Turk. George Smith Furniture. BradleyUSA. Romo Fabrics.

Jillian O’Neill Signature Style

Modern chair and lamp with black shade. Design by Jillian O'Neill.

Jillian O’Neill Designed Furniture

The Emma Bench. Shop our handcrafted designer furniture collection available to customize and purchase online.

Emma Bench. Jillian O’Neill Collective: The Emma Bench is our most versatile piece. Place this at the end of a bed, in an entry, in front of your fireplace; it’s perfectly proportioned for anywhere in your home. 55″ wide, 20″ deep, 24″ high. Seat height 20″. Shown here in Wool, Dusty Blue, Dark French Finish Walnut and Brass. @jillianoneillcollection and @atelierathome

Emma Bench. Jillian O'Neill Collective.

Emma Bench. Jillian O’Neill Collective. @jillianoneillcollection and @atelierathome

My Favorite Piece in the Collection

Jillian O’Neill told Dering Hall: “This chair came from the desire for a chair with a sleek profile, but one that would work well within both modern and traditional spaces.​ ​I found that I was regularly drawing and designing certain “ideal” pieces, staples I was consistently searching for. The chair’s final iteration came after more than a year of sketching, which is the longest I’ve ever worked on a piece. After I drew the metal arm running underneath the chair, I knew it was ready for production. That really finalized my initial vision.”

Caden Chair

Our refined Caden Lounge Chair adds elegance to any space. Set two in front of a fireplace, another pair at the end of your bed, or they'll sit perfectly with your living room sofa. Shown here in Medium French Finish Walnut, Darkened Brass and Wool, Hawk or Graphite.

Caden Chair. Jillian O’Neill Collective: Our refined Caden Lounge Chair adds elegance to any space. Set two in front of a fireplace, another pair at the end of your bed, or they’ll sit perfectly with your living room sofa. Shown here in Medium French Finish Walnut,  Darkened Brass and Wool, Hawk or Graphite. @jillianoneillcollection and @atelierathome

Artwork

The beautiful framed watercolor art by Kelly Barnett offered by Jillian O’Neill Collective may also capture your imagination. With evocative titles from her “Formations” series such as “Living Water” and “I Am,” I am sure you are not surprised such meditative work brought this blogger both pause and pleasure.

Original Watercolor from the Formations series About the Artist: Kelly Barnett has been painting her entire life. Over time, her art has become increasingly focused on process, coupling intention with surprise to create outcomes that reflect her meditative work state and, hopefully, share that peace and hope with others. Kelly’s art is primarily inspired by her travels. The beauty and intricacy of Creation is foundational in all of her work.

Wellspring II framed watercolor painting by Kelly Barnett. Original Watercolor from the Formations series. Kelly Barnett has been painting her entire life. Over time, her art has become increasingly focused on process, coupling intention with surprise to create outcomes that reflect her meditative work state and, hopefully, share that peace and hope with others. Kelly’s art is primarily inspired by her travels. The beauty and intricacy of Creation is foundational in all of her work. @jillianoneillcollection and @atelierathome

Artist Kelly Barnett

Artist Kelly Barnett

Modern Chic Vignette

Do visit Jillian O’Neill Collective to stay up to the minute on their beautiful work!

To see more work from Francine Turk, see this. If you missed the tour of classic, bespoke kitchens by Britain’s ARTICHOKE, see this.

Linen & Oak Settee
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Silver Butler End Table
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Antiqued French Lamp
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Linen Modern Wing Chair
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Marble Coffee Table
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Column Table Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Modern Brass Sphere Pendant
2-Light Chic Sconce
Black Tray Table
Upholstered Bench with Bolsters
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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