For Jill Zarin, the second season of the Real Housewives of NYC has been all about R&R: Renovation and Redecoration. Jill's apartment has gone through a huge transformation, and Traditional Home magazine was there to cover the face-lift first hand. You can check out their interview with Jill and see some with snazzy before and after shotsright here.
Jill says of the redesign, "Naturally, I'm a little nervous. People will either love what I've done, or hate it." What do you think of her apartment's new modern feel? Love it or hate it? Watch the clip to see what Bethenny thought, then leave your critique below!
hi ladies, love the show, love it. Jill i love you still very classic and you are always a lady, even when your upset. Bethaney, calm down we all know you have a good head on your shoulders, but your to uptight, stop hating on kelly. lu-anne i love you to, your like the mommie of the show, that's a good thing. kelly do your thing girl, im not mad at ya. romana you and your husband deserve each, your both like to women. simon i love both you an your wife sense of style, and i love you simon.
Jill I love your new hair cut/style. Our hair is similar, straight and heavy. You look terrific. How can I get your"DO"?
Coming from New Jersey, I am not pleased with the New Jersey Housewives coming up. I saw the preview and these people in no way represent the Housewives of New Jersey that I know. They appear to be ignorant and sleazy and show no class. They foster the stereotype of New Jersey people as being low-class acting Italians who have a lot of money. As a person of Italian-American decent this offends me. My family was not rich, but they have class, did not behave the way these skanky women do and behave intelligently doing classy things like charitable work. I do not think I will watch this show because as usual, people from New Jersey are always portrayed as ignorant, stupid, low class Italians ala "The Sopranos". Maybe your staff should have looked a little closer to the smart, intelligent women of the great state of New Jersey. Give us a break!
Jill, You are by far #1 on any of the housewife shows. I think you are great and would be a tremendous friend. You are also very beautiful. Love your apartment. I would love to meet you one day so if i ever get fortunate enough to go to NYC I will stop into your business. you have impeccable taste.
Nancy in Florida
Jill, I love it....I really like Bethenny, but she is wrong on this. The apartment is absolutely gorgeous. I do a little interior decorating of my own. My friends also agree with me.
Jill....I love your renovation and redecoration of your apartment!!! It is so my style. I am redoing a house here in ND and I'd love for you to come and give me some tips!
Your renovation is wonderful since your apartment looks so stylish and stunning now. It definately will become a great interior design for NYC!
I just don't think the apartment redo fits Jill's personality. It look nice, except for the POP table, but just doesn't really suit the family in my opinion.
I would like to comment on "Jill's" new apartment.... I simply LOVE what Brad has done to her place!!! It's so fresh and hip, just fell in love with the new look!!!
I am having soooo much fun watching the Housewives of NYC. I really like the women and find Jill and Bethany's friendship endearing. Jill calls em like she see's them but although @ time this seems abrupt.... she gets an A for being honest and shooting straight from the hip. She is my all time favorite. Bethany is a close second fav and she is Jills friend because she just is. She doesnt want or need anything from Jill and not using her for her connections and I find it interesting that the only person she allows to dig deep with her emotions in conversation is Jill...Despite the recent break up she goes high speed and gets her game on! Its been a greaat portrayal of what true friends are and what they do for one another.And its ok to need Jill Bethany because Everyone needs a Mom sometimes and Jill is a good one! Jill likes to help others whenever she can and I really like it that 90% of the time shes isnt just thinking about her next cocktail, or which designer to use for the next non profit event...I say Jill For President,,,,,! Katie in Tampa
I like the renovation. The "before pictures" show a dark, heavy, ornate living space reminiscent of some sort of club where old men go to smoke cigars and drink brandy. UGH! The renovation is light, breezy and airy, better suited to a family environment. The palette is consistently expressed from room to room and the overall feel is comfortable luxury, both welcoming and pleasing to the eye. The POP tables are a hiccup - let Brad have 'em. P.S. The "Liberace cracks" were snarky and unnecessary.
Your dining room is absolutely beautiful. Bethenny was correct about the Versace look. Although I love your dining room, I must admit that the living area is over the top. Yes, including the "POP" tables. Maybe it's me but I think you would've done something differently in that room, but you didn't want to hurt Brad's feelings. Am I correct?
I love you Jill, I really do, but it's just too much, the entry way is overly cluttered, one or the other would had been enough, either the mirror or the class cabintry, don't like the chandelier. I am not by all means a professional decorator, but less is truly more. You would had been better off, getting some beautiful timeless pieces,just a few with a wow factor, than a lot of wow factor. Bethemmy is right.
And I think that is more your gay husband's taste than yours. The apartment looks like a Department store. Again Jill, I love you, but I don't love your apartment.
I love my gays too Jill, but your house is a bit overdone. I would also NEVER of put wallpaper on my cupboards that looks tacky. You need a different decorator, I know he is your friend and your gay husband but he is over the top a bit, he also works for you not the other way around. The colors are soothing but there is just way too much of everything in there and most of it is something that doesn't hold a meaning to you. Sometimes less is more, otherwise it looks like 5 for $1.00...You know?
I am a real fan of the show. I think this season has been better about sharing everyone's personal style. I think Brad is great, but the POP tables were a litle like something out of the "Lorraine Bracco Good Fellas School of Decorating". Also can anyone tell me the designer of that beautiful blue/purple floral dress Jill is wearing at her store event at the start of "Wife in the Fast Lane", episode 9?
i lov you jill your home should be what makes you fill good i know you and betheeny get in a fight but i hope you guys will remain friends. because friends stay deep i lov you guys and i hope there will be another show p.s i wil take the pop tabbles lol
I watch all of the housewife shows, but by far the NY Housewives is my favorite. My daughter and I go to New York every year at the end of November, and we love seeing the restaurants, shopping, etc., where the girls go. Jill and Bethany are my sisters! I love their personalities, their honesty and the way they both tell it like it is.
I keep telling myself that Jill's apartment has to be much prettier in person 'cause I'm just not feeling it the way it looks on TV. When Bethany said it looked like Librace and Versacci rolled into one, I almost fell off the couch because I honestly was having those same thoughts. Hey, Jill if you and Bobby are happy with it than that is all that counts! I love your home in the Hamptons!
Love ya, Gigi
I loved the way you looked in your recent magazine interview on the show. The "50's housewife" was a fabulous choice and you looked stunning. You are my favorite housewife! I have only recently tuned in to this show, and now I am hooked. Your bedroom was gorgeous. I agree with the other postings and the POP MUST GO!!! I do love the cabinets, though. I think perhaps you may have started a new decorating trend.
I must know: How large is your apartment (square footage)? Did you come from money or did you work for it, like the rest of us? You display confidence without the disgustingly oozing egos the other housewives display. I am happy you can enjoy the status of owning a $16,000 pocketbook, but that's a little much, don't you think? It's a bit discouraging for the average, coupon-clipping housewives in America! I collect dolls and am grateful just to get a new doll for my birthday :). My son comes first. I would be happy earning $16,000 a year just working from home representing a well-known skin-care line.
Keep being yourself, and I look forward to seeing the magazine layout.
P.S. Please don't switch to Ramona's skin care products. She doesn't look as "good" as she thinks. You look great!
Jill your place looks like Brad's place.This is not you,too much glass and pop stuff.Your place before show your style more,in the future change drapes and pillows first,then go for it.Jill ,you look great in the photos.
Jill, Jill, you WERE my favorite till the tennis match. Ridiculous to get a pro to play against your friends. And the $16,000 bag...more power to you but I think the show has gone to your head. I see Team Jill dwindling down.
Jill darling....the makeover is fabolous luv luv the colors....you are my fav of all the NY Housewives.....what a doll you are...very genuine...and your mother is the best...I fell in love with her when she came for her visit....
take care gigi
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Jill. I really love you and Betheny, but I must be on her side with the new apartment. Not my style, way to busy, it would give me a headache in about an hour.
I do not recall you asking me to pay for it so you GO GIRL If you like it that is all that matters.
I LOVE the show....and I especially love Jill & Bethenny! Texas always likes girls with a lot of style & class .... chutzpa!! (s.p.?) - The apt. is great, but a tad overdone, but look at it this way....she can always change it! I don't like Kelly (what a pill!) and am not crazy about Ramona & her husband...have nothing to say about the Vonder-Ploggens?? They are wayyy out there - in Brooklyn! Not enough money to keep up with the rest of the crew....but it all makes for a WONDERFUL SHOW!!
Jill- You're redo does look great - I wish you had a little more room to work with -but hey it's New York. You and Bethaney seem to be comfortable no matter what your circumstance. You know what? You showed just how much class you have when you just agreed with Mario to get him to shut up and you justified it with class as well. I'm starting to think that possibly your decorum (that came off last season as snobs with Alex and Simon) has rubbed off on them because they seem much less trying to impress and be themselves now. Good job!
I think Jill is the best. She has the most class of all the housewives. The countess has got to go. If she does not lower her nose she will drown during the next rain storm. Anyway, I do not like the new look for the apt. It is way too cluttered, but Jill don't change. You could give class lessons to the countess and Ramona. They both give me a headache.
Jill, You and Bethenny are my very favorites of all the Real Housewives(no matter what the city). I absolutely love the new look in your apartment. It has such a classy, yet comfortable look to it. It appeared that Bethenny's apartment was somewhat smaller than yours. That could be why it appears a little busy for her. Love your new hairstyle and loved your interview with the press. Great job. I must say you handle yourself so well around Ramona & Mario. I'm afraid I would have done or said something that would have gotten me in trouble by now, if I were you. Hope Ginger is alright. Also, you have a beautiful & wonderful family!
Jill is fabulous, but the apartment is hideous. I totally agree with Bethany who is also fabulous. I will so miss not seeing the show after seeing a preview of the NJ group. They are not entertaining but come across as a group of Soporanos.
Hi Jill, I just wanted to say I love your home. The colors are very soothing. I think you are very genuine and fun to watch. Keep up the good work!
Jill, I love the colors in your apartment.I love the ceiling in your daughters room.Is it hand painted or wallpaper?I would like to see more of you without Brad almost every scene you are in Brad is there,nothing wrong with Brad but it would be nice if we saw more of you!
I love your new apartment.You are the best.I love your husband and daughter,too.
PLEASE past this on:KELLY MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!She is ruining the show.If she is there next year I will not watch the show.
I wanted to send this off to the "Powers that be",but I don't know who to send my comments.
The show does not need her foolish,insentient portrayal of a woman.
And what Circus Mirror is she looking into.Her skin looks like a "fake "leather handbag.
I think the way she treted Bethany is disgusting.Why didn't the rest of you tell her what you thought of her behavior?You are all friends of Bethany;yet noone stood up to Kelly.
Well I hope to watch next year,but if Kelly is there-forget about it.
HI Jill, you and bethenny are my favorites on the show,but i have to tell you I think the apartment is a little to busy.(sorry) i still love ya ,sometimes less is better . p.s. get rid of ramona! (what a pain in the ass she is!) sincerely,kathy
Jillerace- You have exquisite style, so why let a man whose taste seems to be solely in his mouth have free rein on a project that clearly called for a professional's opinion? You were going for the "Wow!" factor, but Brad gave your apartment the "Ow!" factor.
Jill, I was waiting at the Pharmacy in CVS earlier this evening, having fun browsing the magazines, when I saw a Traditional Home Magazine, with NY apartment highlighted on cover. I opened the magazine and lo and behold your condo is the New York Apartment mentioned on the cover. I was able to sit and browse to my complete delight. I enjoyed the reading, the pictures and loved your renovation. Your home looks so much better in the magazine than it ever did on Bravo if that's possible. I think you chose just the right pictures; I particularly loved the picture of the three of you. Your dress and shoes...girl you look slim and SO good...made me happy and put a big smile on my face. Thanks Bravo and Jill's family for making my evening a happy one.
Jill,...As all others with any taste and style agree...your home is awesome....the style looks like a hip....beautiful...together N.Y. women lives there. Just what I expected from you. No pun intended....BRAVO....On another note...Please tell (whoever) Kelly's got to go..I don't want to stop watching...BUT....I and all my girlfriends can not stand any more of her...OR...tell her to put on a bra..loose the mini skirts/dress's..the daisy dukes/w/heels....wash her hair....and get some good skin care...of course we'll still throw up in our mouths or turn the channel till she's off...but it might make it a little easier to take her...By the by..why did u not speak to her about her "pillow fight" at yours & Bobby's coctail party ??..That was soooo unbelievably childish. She was quick to tell her daughter about respect for other peoples property..Oh I forgot her daughter is more of an adult than she is. Love u Jill, Love Bobby & your beautiful daughter too!
yes, the apartment is a bit much, but I was so surprised with the team jill shirt i purchase on line at $32 and the quality of the material was very thin, & poor. I expected more for something with your name & persona on it? Aloha - Lu
I agree with Bethenny-Brad marked his territory in your apt. It's not my taste however I love the blue that he used. Let him have the P-O-P tables as a gift..I don't see where they fit into the overall decor.
From what I could see of your apt. looks cold and very uncomfortable, kind of like a mausoleum. Let someone else besides your gay husband (who makes a fool of himself)do it next time. But you and Bethany are great, get rid of Kelly.
Jill, love the apartment, very hip and NYC! you are my favorite since you tell it like it is and are not obnoxious, was suprised when I saw Lu Ann in person how much skinnier she is in real life almost anorexic, you are the only housewife worth watching. DO not enjoy Bethenny, I think she is full of herself, Ramona is just plain silly with her pop out eyes and opinions, Kelly - a wannabe that doesn't impress, Simon and the wife - what planets are they from - and why did she marry a man who seems so gay - as I said - you are one worth watching and should consider our own show! Bravo are you listening?
Jill, just wanted to say that I think you're great! Out of all of the girls on the show, you seem to be real and I like the way you handle Ramona's husband. He is such a pest! You're a tough woman with spunk!
I enjoy watching "Housewives of N.Y. City", They score the highest then other Housewife Shows. My favorite characters are "couples" Jill & Bobby and Alex & Simon. I admire their kindness, friendliness and especially, Jill and Bobby are generous to everyone. I say these two couples are "beautiful people" who deserve great respect from others. Pity there's not too many like them! I also, give great admiration to LuAnn for educating and keeping alive an old tradition almost forgotten in today's society known as "Etiquette", indeed, she is a Lady!
Hey, I love how the new condo turned out. I will take the POP tables, or can anyone tell me the designer?
are you sure he's a decorator? or, did he say he wants to be a decorator? tacky, tacky, tacky but, then again, it fits you well