At Home in Charleston with Jill Sharp Weeks

Jill Sharp Weeks was clearly destined for a career in design. Growing up surrounded by her great great uncle’s paintings (American impressionist William S. Robinson), a photographer father and impressionable teenage years spent living in Japan, it is not surprising that Jill has developed a unique and distinct aesthetic that has informed everything she touches. Please join Susanna and me for a memorable weekend visiting Jill and husband Ray in Charleston at their remarkable renovated historic home!

Having begun her career styling for renowned photographer Tim Street Porter, Jill continued to hone her talent and eye for design, producing and styling features for major international publications, as well as creating visual imagery for prominent companies and corporations. In 2002, she was named the first creative director for Ballard Designs, staying on as a style and product consult until 2015.

Jill Sharp WeeksPutting her unique and stylish stamp on everything from what she wears to where she lives and how she entertains,

Jill Sharp Weeks Picasso party in CharlestonJill is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her sensibility is inclusive and yet distinct, ranging across cultures and periods to create surprising juxtapositions that delight the eye and sooth the soul.


Jill Sharp Weeks bedroomSince 2014, Jill has worked on design projects from old adobes, farm houses and historic homes. Generally gravitating toward organic, natural materials, Jill’s work incorporates gutsy and graphic elements that instantly offer warmth to the homes’ more modern open architectural plans.

Jill Sharp Weeks Charleston kitchen

With choices often bold and daring, every space is nuanced with edited art, artisanal products and detailed personal vignettes.

Jill Sharp Weeks Charleston guest roomAnd whether fashion or interiors, Jill has an innate and creative style that embraces the beauty of imperfection.

Jill Sharp Weeks in her Charleston home

Jill is, on top of all her other accomplishments, an exuberant survivor. Her recent second bout with cancer and brca2+ diagnosis has not held her back and she continues to create, thinking about her first book, delving into collage and painting and working on STABLE, one of her passion projects involving product collaborations with like-minded artists and friends.

Susanna Salk and Jill Sharp Weeksall photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

So thank you Jill and Ray – we had the most marvelous time living in your exceptional Charleston world!!

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23 Responses to At Home in Charleston with Jill Sharp Weeks

  1. I am so inspired. I spend most of my creative power on my shop and neglect my personal space. I need to reorder my priorities now! Thank you for giving me that shove that has been desperately needed. xoxo Mary

  2. Anthony Ferrie says:

    What an amazing woman !
    Beautiful , clever , stylish and above all a survivor – what an inspiration .
    Loved this post .
    Anthony Ferrie

  3. Lindsay Rocco says:

    Seriously????? So much inspiration. Intimate, aspirational, creative, fun. Please keep doing what you are doing. I gobble up each post. Thank you so much

  4. Jeannine says:

    Jill is one fabulous creative woman! Every detail is amazing. What a great party she gives!
    Loved every minute of this video. Thank you!

  5. Patricia says:

    Outstanding LONG for a change!….video….such a creative woman..can’t say enough for her talent and unique outlook on life.
    There’s a book:I Want To Be Her….about sums Jill up from my point of view…thank you Stacy and Susannah!
    Five stars!

  6. This is my favorite of all your videos. Jill is absolutely inspiring. Simply gorgeous.

  7. franki says:

    You’al just have too, too much fun!!! Party on!! franki

  8. This is just EVERYTHING!
    Thank you all.

  9. Ann H Strawn says:

    This is the most textured, balanced vision you’ve shown us yet! Absolutely stunning…love your website!

  10. vaughan says:

    WOW just WOW. One of my all time favorites!

  11. anita says:

    fantastic! congrats both! how exquisite Jill, and Susana the homes you visit are a must.

  12. Sheila in SF says:

    Amazing Charleston home and interesting lady…love your videos and opportunity to meet such creative individuals. Charleston is such a charming city.

  13. Wow. What a full life. Her home is a testament to all her travel and work experiences. Such a delight.

  14. Sheen May says:

    Thank you for such inspirations i need to stop procrastinating and start on my home too

  15. Reece says:

    Wow what s fantastic home. very inspirational

  16. TKraft says:

    OMG that range exhaust is BRILLANT!!!!

  17. Thank you for such inspirations i need to stop procrastinating and start on my home too

  18. Rie Moratto says:

    As always your videos are amazing! I have to say I love the completely uniqueness of her home!
    Keep them coming!

  19. Patrick says:

    Love your blog and the videos, but it seems as if the posts are becoming less and less frequent. Hope there is a lot more coming our way!

  20. Your blog is such fun and inspiring.
    But this one is truly my all time favorite. I’m in awe of Jill. I’ve followed her progression of homes and this last one is the most remarkable. Thanks for everything you both do.

  21. Julie says:

    Loved this post. I enjoy all of your video series post, but Jill is so chic and unique.

  22. Robert Franklin says:

    What a treat. So much to absorb but obsessed with those straw pendant lights over the dinjng table! Stacey – I hope you were filming aboard an equally spectacular boat!

  23. Estrellita Lott says:

    This is just a stunning video every shot is gorgeous!
    Jill is inspirational! I have followed her work for years, it only gets better!!!

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