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Jillian Middleton – designer/decorator/stylist

Jillian has been in the design scene in Sydney since 1988. From her work experience days with Adelaide Bragg and Gretel Packer to her first design position after private interior design study with the infamous Deanne Rooz in Bellevue Hill, Jillian learned how to bring an interior project together from the ground up. Jillian had her own interior design offices on Oxford Street Darlinghurst throughout the 1990’s when Sydney was at its peak of development and specialised in mostly residential interiors ie: penthouse suites, entire residential blocks and hotel transformations as well as private residences. Jillian also designed the odd nightclub and restaurants such as Otto and Chicane. Jillian also styled many waterfront homes and apartments for sale for McGrath Edgecliff and LJ Hooker Double Bay. “I then travelled to New York City via Tokyo early 2000 and was thrown into the NYC styling atmosphere assisting Carlos Mota now the head producer of Elle Decor Magazine USA on such projects as the transformation of the private den at Grand Central Station into a PR showing for Eddie Bauer and Calvin Klein and many styling pages for Interior Design Magazine NYC and The New York Times Magazine.” After some considerable time on the far north coast of NSW Jillian began Gypset Cargo ‘because I just couldnt source the right chandeliers I wanted for beach houses and many of my special design projects’. GC now sells thoughout Australia and Indonesia, Bali, in many retail stores and is a favoured label for designers, decorators, architects and stylists who are looking for a unique piece in which to style their home/project. ‘I liken my pieces to a Celine it Bag or a pair of Proenza heels, the correct accessory can shape any interior.’