I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

I Heart Gillian McLeod

Do you know her work? if not, then clearly you are not reading House Beautiful, which I find to be an great shelter magazine. Canadian-born Gillian McLeod is the magazine’s designer and she does an amazing job for the publication.

I’m loving her magazine layout,  but I wanted to see if I could find more of her work.

And what I found were her fantastic illustrations. These, below, from the New York Times completely won me over. Her hand-lettering (which I love) combined with the furniture pieces make these drawings amazing.

Below, These amazing drawings are from The Coast Weekly, a newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I often look a magazines to get inspiration on how to layout project boards in a more graphically-pleasing manner. I think it helps the designer communicate if  you give the client to which something he or she can relate. This time I found even more inspiration than I ever expected and that’s just what I need on a Tuesday.


If you will be in or around DC on April 23rd, House Beautiful’s Editor in Chief, Stephen Drucker will be at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. As a part of the museum’s Lecture Series, Considering the Environment in Art and Design, he will be speaking on Nature’s influence on Interior Design.

Click Here to read Drucker’s article on Color for The Huffington Post.

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  1. Hi Jessica!
    I just wanted to thank you for posting that amazing, flattering entry about my work! (March 10th) A colleague at the magazine came across it and sent me the link. It was SO nice to read.

    Great blog btw!

    All the best,

  2. Hi Gillian,
    OMG! Thanks for stopping by!!


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