Our interview with Janie Schoenborn, Lilly Pulitzer® Vice President of Creative Communications, provides a healthy dose of inspiration for the season.
Q: How long have you been with Lilly Pulitzer?
A: I have been with Lilly since I was six. I remember my jelly-bean-print bathing suit like it was yesterday…lived in it. How long have they been paying me? Ha, ha…seven years.
Q: How does this bedding and home decor collection fit into the Lilly Pulitzer lifestyle?
A: I am obsessed with creating a bedroom that reflects my personal style — aren’t we all? Divine sheets and duvets were the items I was most excited to work on. Garnet Hill has been a dream…they have the most exquisite fabrics.
Q: What makes Garnet Hill and Lilly Pulitzer such a great fit?
A: I have been poring over the pages of Garnet Hill for forever, so in my mind the marriage of our two brands has always made sense. We are thrilled with how it has come together.
Q: Tell us a little about your process. What inspires you?
A: Ahhhh, travel. Happy times. Parties. I always say to my kids…we have the best life ever. So all of the incredible experiences I have are brought into the print studio and inspire everything we do.
Q: Where do you travel for inspiration?
A: Where don’t I travel?! I spend loads of time in Palm Beach, which is heaven. My other top spot is Capri, Italy…love it there in the summer. I guess you could say I just follow the sun.
Look for Part 2 of this interview, coming soon.