The name Stil James comes from two points of inspiration: ‘Stil’ meaning ‘style’ in Danish, a culture that heavily influences my aesthetic; and James, my daughter’s middle name, as she is the true inspiration for my work.
I spent many years as a Sales Director in the start-up world based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, but through it all, my unwavering love was fashion & home decor. My passion for this work is what keeps me up at night; I genuinely love scouring the internet for the best price on the perfect ceiling pendant, or immersing myself in Anthropologie’s latest clothing line.
Living in a small city, I pride myself on finding ‘hidden gems’ within the retail world. I’m also able to work within any budget, as long as you’re open to trying new things and stretching your comfort zone. My process is fast – we move quickly and efficiently, and my clients value how much we are able to achieve within a short time.
I ask my clients, “What would it mean to surround yourself with things that bring you calmness & joy, like the ocean or the forest? And what if your personal style was aligned with your definition of beauty?” This is the aim of my work; to help you to find beauty in yourself and in your everyday spaces.
So, will clothing and décor make you a happier person? At the end of the day, you’ll still be you, but it has been my experience that through personal and home styling, we can bring out the best version of you. When this self is who you project to the world, it inevitably creates more joy.