When Jillian O’Neill launched her eponymous business in 2002, she became immediately known for her elegant, modern aesthetic. Think gently curving coffee tables crafted of ash, a cheeky round ottoman with a solid wood base and a plump wool top. Using lush fabrics, sleek metal, polished stone and a blend of woods, O’Neill’s work has become the hallmark for interior sophistication.
Now, she’s launched an international initiative, The Jillian O’Neill Collective that’s set to be part franchise, part extension of her already established brand. Melissa Campbell will serve as the Houston location’s design directing agent. The Houston designer has worked extensively with O’Neill, notably on O’Neill’s furniture collection. She has a passion for sustainable design and approaches her projects with a long-term sensibility. Known for striking the balance between finding quality pieces that are also practical yet attractive, Campbell has made it a mission to provide individualized service to her clients, with a keen eye for their unique spaces and needs.
The O’Neill Collective provides an opportunity for these area designers to receive infrastructure, logistical support and invaluable sources that will allow them to carry out design projects with the same high standards and thoughtful manner that Jillian O’Neill has brought to her career.
Along with the Houston office, Jillian O’Neill Collectives will launch in Chicago, headed by Kelly Barnett, and in London, with Jane Thornburn at the helm.
Lovers of casually modern looks will embrace the opening of the Houston spot, which promises to provide personalized evaluation of each project for scope and fit. One thing is certain, the Bayou City now has one more option to those looking for a signature style.