Designer insights with Jill Hosking-Cartland

Jill Hosking-Cartland is the principal designer of Hosking Interiors decorating and staging homes, from New Hampshire. Jill started her working life in corporate human resources, a period of 24 years that made her realise that design was her true calling. She finally decided she couldn’t wait any longer, so took the plunge and pursued her career goals. Working as a designer for 10 years she has now been featured in USA Home Today Magazine and House Beautiful. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Jill Hosking-Cartland.

Designer Insights - Jill Hosking-Cartland

Image Credit: 1) Arhaus 2) Pottery Barn 3) Crate & Barrel 4) Ballard Designs 5) Lamps Plus

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

Eclectic, transitional, with a dose of bling. I mostly service clients who have a traditional home, but desire an infusion of modern function and aesthetic, so I have mastered the art of transitional style.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

It starts with getting the clients’ ideas for the space, out of their head and into mine. By listening intently to their desires, I can create a design that is better than they could ever have imagined.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

Kimberly Merritt, the Director of the Academy of Design and Decorating in Peterborough, NH where I trained in Decorating and Staging. She was born with a creative soul and her ability to teach others how to grow their own innate sense of creativity, is inspiring. Anyone who can teach you how to foster and trust your own talent, and increase your confidence.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

Art and textiles are the things that influence my designs the most. Art images, or the sight of a beautiful fabric pattern, sets my design head spinning.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

Even after ten years, the passion to create beautiful spaces drives me to jump out of bed in the morning to go to work. My advice: don’t shy away from design work that challenges you; success and failure are two of the best vehicles for learning and creating great design.