Give your home a Design Boost!

At Visual Jill, we believe that everyone deserves good design, regardless of budget. Sometimes you can make a big impact with just the right small tweaks, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. With this in mind, we are proud to introduce our new 3-hour Design Boost service.

For just $390, Visual Jill will spend three hours helping you refresh your home. We can do a lot in three hours! Here are some ideas.

Color consultation

Do your walls need a redo? We can choose paint colors for every room in your house.

paint example

Room re-invention

Ever tried your sofa on the other side of the room? We can help you re-arrange your furniture and use what you already have in a new way.


On-site styling

Maybe you need a little help with your accessories. Let us come to your home and hang your artwork and style the things you love!


Furniture finds

Tell us what you need and give us your budget. We’ll create a custom Pinterest board and find lots of options you’ll love from different retailers and etsy sellers.

pinterest screen copy

Remodeling help

Are you exploring options for a new bathroom or kitchen? You can get our input on the right countertops, tile or floors for your project.

materials example

How would you use your Design Boost?

Fall 2014 decorating trends & inspiration

It sure doesn’t feel like Fall here in Berkeley, but the reality is that school starts in less than 2 weeks! The home stores are introducing their new Fall lines, and on the newsstand you’ll see  “Fall fashion” on almost every magazine cover. We thought it would be fun to go through it all and present the trends that we see for Fall 2014. You can see more of our inspiration on the Visual Jill Fall Decorating Trends pinboard, too.

1. The Naturals: Colors from nature (soft grays, whites and creams); leather; rattan; live plants; wood. Items that are noticeable for their texture and detail, rather than color.


Naturals LR1

image via Apartment Therapy

avenue lifestyle bedroom

via Avenue Lifestyle

Nate Berkus DR

Designed by Nate Berkus, via Garrison Hullinger

comfy wood

via Wooninspiratie 

2. Color: A surprise for Fall — soft blues and greens! Clean brights (like orange), neutrals, and black and white are still strong too.


we blueswest elm blue LR

 Two images above via West Elm


via Remodelista, via boligcious

orange pillow

peggy sofa

 Two images above via West Elm

cb2 fall pillows

cb2 bandw

Two images above via CB2

3. Creative Collections: Personal artifacts hung next to art in gallery walls; mixing one-of-a-kind mementos alongside books on shelves.


kitchen shelves collected

via The Grit and Polish


via Because I’m Addicted, via One King’s Lane


via Batixa.tumblr

4. Abstracts: Artwork, pillows and textiles in unusual graphics.


abstract art, Apt. Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

steve alan pillow

via West Elm

5. Geometric: Symmetrical patterns covering rugs, pillows and textiles.


dot & bo rug copy

Via Dot and Bo

geometric CB2


6. Round rugs: A new shape that’s surprisingly versatile.


round Jute rug

West Elm

round SL jute rug

Serena & Lily (note that this combines two trends: round and natural!

7. Mixed metals: Brass, copper and bronze are staying strong for Fall, outshining chrome and nickel.


swivel bar stool

West Elm

vega 5 chandelier

Schoolhouse Electric