A Marriage of Modern and Vintage

I hope Jill White Designs’ work on this beautiful Little Rock home on Stonewall was a blessing in disguise. The project’s start was admittedly less than ideal: The homeowners experienced a water leak in their master bedroom and bathroom. All of my client’s clothes were ruined. It was not a happy time, as shared on my Instagram.

Fast-forward to better days! The same family hired me to do a refresh less than a year prior to this restorative work, so I was familiar with their aesthetic and their personalities, which is always a plus. The water leak was due to a pipe that burst during winter. Water poured in from everywhere imaginable.

We ripped everything out of the bathroom and started completely over. The initial layout was disjointed, and there was a definite lack of space in the master bath. We combated this by knocking out a bathroom wall. From there, we extended the bathroom by pulling it forward and rebuilding two walls.

The clients wanted to keep the his-and-hers concept, so I made sure they each had a sink and a closet. However, we were able to add a modern bathtub and a larger shower, as shown in the before and afters below:

 

The client enjoys a mix of modern and vintage styles and finishes. She wanted to keep several family heirlooms, which work perfectly with the palette we chose for the space. I love how the light cabinet and black floor transition. The flooring is a mosaic marble I had rush delivered from Italy. True story. The contemporary vanity and vintage mirror also create an interesting contrast.

We also collaborated with Soos Stained Glass to create the spectacular window, which is seen below from my drawn concept to the completed product:

 

I loved every part of working on this project with these fantastic clients….well, except the flooding part. We certainly made lemonade out of their lemons though, right?

I leave you with a few more images. That shower! That flooring! That CLOSET! Enjoy!

XO,

Jill

“After” Photo Credit: Sarah Oden Photography @sarahoden_

Spring Vibes

Spring has sprung….at least in Arkansas! Seeing the gorgeous blooms and feeling the sunshine again always gets me excited for new designs. Much like spring cleaning, it feels good to bring in new trends to go along with the new season. So, I bring you some vibes I’m loving this spring:

Revamp your Wall

As I recently shared on Insta, I completely reworked my own art wall. Try infusing a new piece or two in with artwork you already own. This provides a fresh look without breaking the bank.

Art wall

Cleanse Your Home’s Palate

In other words: declutter and paint! Nothing will get you as excited about your space as a good old repaint. Try a white wall, and you will be amazed at how it makes the old new again. Also, go through your closets, cabinets, and things in general. Invite a friend over to go through it with you and repurpose or recycle what you don’t need. It is transformative.

Hastings_kit2
Courtesy @3wirephotography

Pot Some Plants

Add some succulents or some greenery to your space, both indoor and outdoor. Plants are an impressive, yet inexpensive, way to breathe life into your decor.

TAKE A RISK 

Do something unique and unexpected with something you’re tired of. Paint a chair. Move that table that hasn’t moved in ten years. Add some wallpaper. I recently recovered my beloved great-grandmother’s chair, and it immediately made me happy. The effect was modern, yet timeless.

Mari chair

So, what spring projects do you want to tackle? Look around and find one that excites you, then get to painting, recovering, organizing, or whatever it is that gets your spring vibes going.

XO,

Jill