My studio is located in Richmond, Virginia, commonly referred to as RVA by locals. It's the state capital, rich with history and located on the James River.
Shop: Jillian Rene Decor
The Goods: pillows in bold and modern colors
History and Inspiration:
I've been making things since I was a little girl. My mom and grandmother were huge influences and have always supported my creative spirit. I have a degree in interior design and I'm very proud graduate of VCU's School of the Arts, which continues to be ranked as the #1 public art school in the United States. My inspiration is drawn from nature, fashion, and mid century modern design.
I think anyone working with fabric would agree that a great pair of scissors is essential. Also topping the list are my fabrics and sewing machine. I also can't live without my moleskine sketch book.
Music or Silence:
Great question. I do not work well in silence. In fact, I require background noise. If I'm not playing music, I have a tv on at all times.
Rewards of Creating Handmade Goods:
It's incredibly rewarding to watch something start as a sketch and develop into a finished piece. Flipping the pillow covers right side out and seeing my design finished for the first time is the best!