Hi, I'm so glad you are here!
A little about me, I'm Jil McDonald, owner of Jil Sonia Interior Designs. I was educated in Interior Design at New York State University & trained in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since then I have been a full time Interior Designer since 2007. While I'm based in Canada's wonderful West Coast, I continue to serve my awesome clients with Online Virtual E-design services all around the globe including New York, Toronto, Texas, California, Europe & Thailand. Creating Exceptional Homes for my Exceptional Clients is what I do best.
Our firm can create beautiful homes for clients virtually, anywhere they live. We ship samples directly to you, so you see what the items look like in person. The process is identical to what we do onsite, but the vision comes together quicker, more seamlessly & we present your design remotely online. You respond to us on your schedule, no need to book time off work or even clean up your home!
My qualifications include being a multi-award winning interior designer, HGTV featured Interior Design Pro, True Colour Expert & Certified Color Strategist with 16 years experience.
58 - '5 star' reviews on Houzz.
39 - reviews on Google!
'A good place to begin is by getting to know you, your needs, your desires, likes, dislikes, your dreams for your space. By listening & respecting your design objectives & communicating promptly, I bring your ideas to life.'
Jil Sonia McDonald ~ Jil Sonia Interior Designs
Here's what my amazing clients say about my interior design services:
I have watched Jil Sonia Interiors create amazing spaces and designs for over 11 years now. So naturally when I recently purchased my condo in Vancouver, there was no hesitation who I wanted to work with to conceptualize my dream home. Jil’s vast knowledge of colour and textures helped me choose the perfect combination of paint, tile and flooring that not only complimented each other but also inspired furniture choices. The furniture recommendations made by Jil have been brilliant and uniquely suited to my tastes. I was thrilled to receive mood boards that allowed me to visualize the final outcome. I am extremely excited to move into what will truly be my new “home”. Jil is a true professional with expertise in all aspects of interior design and I highly recommend her services.
I hired Jil Sonia Interior Designs to do a lighting plan for my 900 sq. ft. apartment. I had been trying, to find a lighting designer but either my job is too small or the New York semi-designers are...difficult.
I have been working with Jil Sonia Interiors for over a year now. She continues to blow me away with her skill and amazing customer service. She is a dream to work with!
Hiring Jil McDonald of Jil Sonia Interiors was the best decision we made, she is extremely skilled at what she does. Jil gives her clients 150% effort and customer service. She promptly attends to emails and welcomes feedback. She is very easy to work with. I think her biggest strength is her attention to detail. Every piece we ordered through her was PERFECT and by this I mean richness of color, depth, dimension - EVERYTHING . She nailed it every single time! I would highly recommend Jil Sonia McDonald"
Jil Sonia McDonald is one of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure of working with. Broad-minded and steadfast in her expertise, her exceptional work ethic, skills, and cheerful attitude make working with her a pleasure. Jil is an organized perfectionist and has no problem working hard when needed to get the job done. No matter how complex the problem is, she will always come up with a brilliant, elegant, and cost-effective solution. Jil possesses a winning combination of solid design skills & business sense, and I would have no hesitation in collaborating with Jil again in the future or recommending her to other design clients."
Jil provides the best interior design solutions for her customers. Many designers take a cookie cutter approach, Jil doesn't. I know the attitude she takes with me is the same attitude she brings to all her projects."
I am so happy that I found and used Jil Sonia Interior Designs. Her online, virtual services are outstanding. Right from Day 1 and lasting over several months, Jil listened to my requests, responded promptly and provided excellent recommendations. I have been so pleased with all her suggested pieces and changes for making my living room shine again. I couldn't have done it without her. And it all happened during Covid!
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jil Sonia McDonald as an interior design expert. I made substantial renovations recently to a 100 year old heritage home. She did a masterful job and I was extremely pleased. Not only did she handle the interior design and color coordination work but she was instrumental in locating, pricing and selection of materials. Even today, I hear accolades from visitors to the house."
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I came to Jil Sonia Interior Designs after seeing her name and many awards. I am conducting a condominium renovation in Chilliwack BC, slated to begin in April of 2020. I was new to this and thought it was going to be a daunting task, as I did not live in the area. She took the bull by the horns, hired the contractors and ordered the building materials for me. This proved to be a lot less stressful than I thought it would be. She is very organized and is very willing to work with you, tuning into your tastes very quickly, as well as replying back to you immediately with any questions you may have. Thank you, Jil!"
I hired Jil Sonia Interior Designs to give me advice on redecorating and I found her to be not only helpful but vitally needed. Whew! If Jil didn't help me, I could have spent a lot of money on something completely unnecessary and not even desirable!
I am totally admiring the colours and interior design in my home. Thank you Jil from the bottom of my heart for making my home so gorgeous!"
Jil's interior design expertise gave us the support we needed to feel comfortable to move through the conceptual interior design stages, on to completion. She is very knowledgeable, responds back to us quickly and is a great communicator. We were thrilled to have her work with us.
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Jil is professional, easy to work with, organized, and is really nice too! Jil made recommendations that were price sensitive, I was considering a new kitchen countertop and Jil didn't feel it was necessary. She was right - the existing countertop looks great with the changes we made. Jil made significant interior design updates making our home feel fresh and like it truly belongs to us."
I contracted Jil Sonia Interior Designs for an interior decoration project for my wife. Jil didn't make me feel undervalued with a lower budget. Everything she helped me pick was amazing. She kept me informed and listened to my input. I went back to her to do a bigger project and her designer choices and help once again were invaluable!"
This review is a long time coming! I have not only worked with Jil Sonia Interiors professionally, I have also worked with her on two projects of my own. In my profession, I work with hundreds of designers in the Greater Vancouver area, including the Fraser Valley and Sea to Sky, but only one designer for my home projects! We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with Jil. She has an incredible eye for colour and attention to detail. In a world of poor communication, Jil always made herself available, and best of all she listened and understood our needs, wants, and worked within our budget. Thank you, Jil, we appreciate you!