Segreto-MILIEU & Designer Jill Egan
Hi Friends! I am so excited to share with you all this amazing house we collaborated with designer Jill Egan with on her very own home!! It is featured in Milieu Magazine to boot. Internationally known, this Houston based magazine started by designer extraordinaire Pam Pierce. They were so nice to send us their beautiful photography, and we added a few snaps of our own.
If you don’t subscribe to Milieu. , I highly recommend it. With one of a kind beautiful interiors, this is definitely a magazine of style that focuses on homes, gardens, and the way we live. Every store captures the look, the mood, the style of a place – it’s milieu.
Jill Egan is not only a dear friend, but has reinvented herself and followed her passions. From math teacher to interior designer she has allowed her imagination to take flight when she and her husband began planning the build of their new home. This was an amazing project on which to collaborate with Jill. Meeting at the planning stage, plastering her home was at the top of her list. Notice the plaster meets the floors with no baseboards.
From each intricate line in their plans, Jill left no detail un-turned! Together with Houston architect Kirby Mears her sanctuary began to unfold. I truly love the gap of the ceiling detail in the formal living. Well done Kirby! The reclaimed fireplace from Chateau Domingue was just the look and scale that Jill was looking for, but not exactly her perfect tone. We were able to alter it, toning down its yellow case while respecting the age-old patina reclaimed pieces have.
The architecture of Jill’s home, with its mix of gentle arches over the windows and clean lines throughout, allows for a beautiful flow showcasing the refinement of the details.
The dining room’s Ochre crystal chandelier is an artful showstopper. Wanting the cap to be flush with the ceiling, the plaster application was complicated but well worth the thought and effort.
Kirby Mears, thinking of everything, placed the Sub-zero refrigerator in the butler’s pantry so that guests gathering in the kitchen would feel it as a room rather than utilitarian. Open onto each other it is both beautiful and functional.
I have always been enamored by these chandeliers, and so appreciated Milieu’s explanation of them. Made by the Australian lighting designer Christopher Boots, the brass rings feature pieces of quartz crystal that are magnetically held in place.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we did. Thank you Milieu for sending us such beautiful pictures and a wonderful write up of the thought and elements which went into the beautiful home. If you do not subscribe to Milieu, or follow their blog or Instagram you should. Inspiration at every turn!!!
Jill, you are simply amazing! I loved the entire process and working with you was an inspiration to me! I look forward to seeing more of your projects come to life! Thanks, Milieu for such an inspirational publication.
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