About

 

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Welcome! Design is my passion. I live and breathe it every day and am so fortunate to do this for a living!

I grew up in the middle of a field, literally. My paternal family was in the construction business, and I grew up working at my grandfather’s hardware store/lumber company. I mixed paint, made keys, helped my grandmother with the books, and answered phones.

I left the crop fields of southern Arkansas to attend college in Conway. I decided that wasn’t the place for me and, after a brief stint in Dallas, I returned to Little Rock. I married, and we have moved several times: Salina, Kansas; Hot Springs, AR (twice); England, AR; Fayetteville, AR; and Little Rock, AR. While in Fayetteville, I visited the University of Arkansas Interior Design program and knew that was where I was meant to be. I went on to earn my Bachelors Degree of Interior Design.

After college, I worked for Perkowitz + Ruth, Inc., a California architecture firm with a location in Rogers. We left Fayetteville for Hot Springs in 2012, where I went to work for Taylor & Kempkes Architects, PA. I also had my sweet baby girl, Stella, in Hot Springs.

In 2014, we left Hot Springs for Little Rock, and I swore I would never move again!! Armed with my architectural firm experience and my BA in Interior Design, I set out on my own, and it’s been a blissfully constant whirlwind since.

Today, I work as an interior designer specializing in residential and light commercial design. I work on projects of all sizes. I thrive on listening to my clients and making their spaces reflective of who they are. Form follows function is a concept I learned in design school that I try to remember with every project.

At the end of the day I LOVE MY JOB! My clients and family are my motivation. I can’t explain the feeling when a project is completed, the client is happy, and the hard work is on display. Thank you for visiting my site. Grab a cup of coffee and stay a while. Contact me if you think I’d be a good fit for your project. Enjoy!

Jill White Designs makes it into the media on occasion. View the links below for more:

Featured as “The Modernist” in an Arkansas Life piece on statement lighting options. – February 2018

Jill is listed as a Tastemaker in Arkansas Life. She discusses her personal style obsessions from design to tennis shoes! – December 2017

The Waters Hotel is awarded a 2017 Arkansas Preservation Award by Preserve Arkansas. The award is for Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation- Commercial. Taylor Kempkes Architects, PA and W. Chris Sheppard worked on the project. Yours truly served as designer.  – November 2017

Jill White of Jill White Designs is named Best Decorator/Designer finalist in the Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas (page 26). – July 2017

Jill White Designs is named a 2017 Local Favorite honoree. – August 2017

Bella Vita Artisan Jewelry’s “Boss Lady” series features Jill White. – March 2017

At Home in Arkansas features Jill White discussing the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year for 2017 (pages 28-29). – January 2017

At Home in Arkansas features Jill White discussing her Top Paint Pointers (page 22). – June 2016

Jill White Designs is listed as a 2016 Local Favorite winner. – August 2016

Women’s Inc. highlights work by Jill White Designs (page 32). – May 2014

At Home in Arkansas features Stella’s nursery. – July 2013