I thought I was finished for the week but my issue of Traditional Home Magazine was just dropped off by my chipper postal worker. We have all seen Jill's apartment on television and I know some of these photos are making the blog rounds, but here it is. And by it, I mean her apartment that badly needs a little editing. Brad, her gay husband slash interior designer, hairdresser, make-up artist, stylist, dog walker, art buyer and doormat is not only on my last nerve but a hot mess in general who made a hot mess by overdoing such a fantastic NYC space. He needs a good back handed bitch slap for each blue Foo-Dog and for your information I think that would equal about eight. Photography by John Bessler.
There are those ridiculous "POP" art tables he was basically forcing on her. I hope he would never treat a real client like that, but I have a feeling Jill is his only client so no worries there. I do like the color scheme and the couch is luxurious and inviting. Like I said, just some editing and she is good to go.
Kudos Jill, you made the cover. Now just talk to Bravo about finding you a less annoying gay husband with a slightly better eye for interiors and you'll be all good.
Sure Brad threw some token fabric patterns in there from Jill's Zarin Fabrics store, but c'mon. She said she wanted to be Mid-Century Modern Girl and I think he fell pretty short.
Remember the episode when Jill takes Ginger the Chihuahua over to the dog trainer at LuAnn's (I call her LuAnn, not the Countess cause we're tight like that) and the dog trainer tells Jill that Ginger thinks she owns Jill? Well I wonder if Ginger thinks she owns their apartment and if she has tried to bite Brad yet?
See what I mean about the Foo-Dogs? There were two or three sets in the cabinets lining the walls of the entry hallway. How many Foo-Dogs does a two bedroom apartment need? The dining set is nice but do you remember all the crap he had strewn all over the table? It was like a potpourri explosion.
And yes, the kitchen was a vast improvement in the color scheme alone. I would have forgone the wallpapered cabinet doors and opted for some glass or mirrors to bring some light into a windowless room.
Too Tuscan in the bedroom, but again an improvement from those harsh amber tones on the walls and lighting. I would have kept the older headboard though.
Ally's bedroom is very stylish yet still feels young. She has a daybed which allows for seating and a work desk with a modern office chair. The ceiling pattern does look good in the bedroom of a teenager.