DIY with Jillian Harris


Thank you to Women Build ambassador and fabulous interior designer Jillian Harris for giving our Women Build participants and fundraisers tips on how to spruce up their home designs during an intimate setting at our Burnaby ReStore-Enterprise location (7977 Enterprise Street).

For those who couldn't make it, here are some of Jillian's golden nuggets:


1. Give your space history

Modern is great but modern can date. Give your home an eclectic feel by blending old and new. After all, your rooms should be timeless, not stark.

2. Be bold, use colour

Not everything needs to be white. Consider keeping some antique pieces in their original state. It will give the room a sense of story and soul that can be shared.

3. Mix and match

There is no one way about design. Incorporate patterns and textures from your travels. Be expressive and explorative and forget about whether it goesor not with anything else. Ultimately, your designs are about you!

4. If you don't love it, leave it

Don't be married to designs you once liked if you've lost the connection. Be brave and consider replacing items that no longer serve your esthetic or have function. And donate what you don’t need to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver’s ReStores.


For more tips by Jillian, click here.

For images from the Jillian Harris DIY event at our Burnaby ReStore-Enterprise Street location, click here.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event, including Women Build ambassadors Fiona Forbes and Kerry Sauriol, Shell Busey, Monica Busey-Ballard and Samantha and Kathy Van Gogh.

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