Jillian McLaren

Manager | Client and Retail Design

Hi! I am Jill! I’m the manager for the Interior Selections and Retail Design Teams at designQ. The design team will help bring your dream home to life by bringing together all of the elements to personalize your home. From functional to fabulous, flooring to furniture, we have it all!

What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?

My favourite current design trend is mixing modern elements with really rustic accents. For example, a sleek and modern room with real pieces of birch logs and worn barn wood as accents.

What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?

My favourite past design trend is wall to wall carpet, just kidding! I love classic, clean, simple line furniture that was designed in the 1960’s.

What do you like most about working at design Q?

Hands down the Team! Everyone is so welcoming from the moment you walk in the door, whether you are a team mate or a client, which really sets a great tone for the day.

What is your favorite room in a home, and why?

This is a tough one, I love a nice kitchen but I’m a sucker for a beautiful bathroom with feature tile or lighting.

Describe your dream vacation.

My dream vacation would be Bora Bora, in an overwater cabana, along with my family and closest friends. With some adventure activities to fill up the days and great food, wine and laughter to fill up the evenings.

What advice would you give a client when selecting their interior options?

I would absolutely say if you are designing the home for yourselves to live in for a long time, pick what you like, pick what is functional for your life, not necessarily what is trendy to others or what is good for resale. If you like a bold feature wall or colour, go for it!