DESIGNER PROFILE: GILLIAN SEGAL DESIGN
Provide has the pleasure of working with many talented interior design professionals – we always love hearing what their favourite Provide brands are, and how pieces from them are selected for the beautiful spaces they create.
Gillian Segal of Gillian Segal Design is known for her unique blend of old and new styles with a fresh take on modern, eclectic glamour. Gillian has long been a friend of Provide (and we are a huge fan of hers) – we recently connected and asked her to pick a top four from Provide's collections that she considers for every new interiors project.
Keep reading below to hear what she had to say...
Jute rugs are an essential for any home- what stands out to you about Provide Home's own jute rug collection?
I think a Jute rug is an answer to almost anything! They are extremely durable, neutral and look fabulous in both modern and traditional spaces alike. Sometimes clients complain of Jute or Sisal rugs feeling scratchy or hard, which is not the case at all with Provide’s Jute collection (and one of the reasons I love them so much!). I also love the thickness of the braiding – you get beautiful visual texture but the weave is not “messy” like some jute rugs can be.
People often associate Jute with a light, tan colorway-- do you ever use the darker offerings in your designs?
Yes! I think the darker charcoal colour is a great way to incorporate jute if you are wanting things to feel a bit more “dressed up”. I also love the white washed colour way and am dying to use this in my own home, but not sure if it would withstand abuse from my toddlers art projects...
What are the benefits of styling a space with a Jute rug?
They look effortless and provide a great textural canvas for anything else you want to do in a space.
What do you love most about Sein + Co?
The handmade quality truly shines through on these pillows. I can never stress to clients enough the difference styling and accessorizing makes in a space. While you don’t need to spurge on every accessory, these pillows feel so sculptural and artistic – they can enhance any piece of upholstery.
Do you have a favorite pillow pairing combination from Sein + Co's collection?
I really love the Puna and the Agnes – the 3 dimensional and textural quality on these is so special!!! Either of these makes a fabulous statement pillow with something more simple, such as the surco as a compliment.
Missoni Home isn't afraid to play with bold colors-- what's your favorite way to incorporate their products into your designs?
Honestly, I’m obsessed with their towels and feel like they can be used in any style of home (I have them in my own home). I love the bold pattern and colour it adds, and it feels like such a luxury after every bath and shower to get to use such special and beautiful towels.
Do you believe the brand's iconic, signature pattern can be implemented in a variety of different home styles and designs?
Because they are such iconic patterns and colour schemes they feel very timeless and transcend a particular style or aesthetic, I feel like they can work anywhere.
Any tips on incorporating Missoni Home into your home, for those who are afraid to try our bold colors and pattern?
Go for a bold pattern in a neutral colour – the black and white pieces in particular a good introduction without getting to bold.
Are there any unexpected ways you like to style Heather Rosenman vessels in your designs?
Right now I am really loving using these types of vessels for large/oversized Thank you Gillian! branches (think one single branch). I love the simplicity of this, and it is really easy to go forage a beautiful branch to use to create a statement anywhere in your home.
The lava glaze is extremely unique-- what do you love most about it?
The unique texture is definitely my favourite part! Particularly when working with more neutral interiors (which is common in Vancouver) I like to focus on incorporating different textures to create a layered, warm feel.