Jillian was born in Toronto, Canada and was raised on a hobby farm north of Toronto. Even though she has lived in the city throughout her adult life, she has always maintained an abiding love of rural life. She met Patrice at a friend’s dinner party in 2005, was instantly ‘swept of her feet’ and they were married in 2007. Bringing together a blended family of six wonderful children, three fabulous grandchildren (so far), and homes in both Provence and Toronto, life has been a whirlwind of new experiences, cultural diversity, and rich emotional opportunities ever since. Following a successful career as an Interior Designer, Jillian became an Associate Editor with Homes Publishing Group, contributing articles to Reno & Decor Magazine, HOMES, Condo Life and Active Adult.
Jillian enjoys creating beauty and bringing her creative talents to most of the things she does, whether she’s renovating and decorating a house, planning and nurturing a garden, assisting Patrice in the kitchen, selecting the right table cloth for a table setting or arranging fresh-cut flowers from the garden. Together, Jillian and Patrice view each opportunity as a blank canvas awaiting their signature style!