One of the Inner Loop’s most sought-after interior designers has set up a new brick-and-mortar operation. Jill Egan has opened a new showroom and office in the heart of Rice Village (2532 Amherst St.) as a showcase for her sleek, casual design and custom furniture and accessories from her namesake company, Jill Egan Interiors.

In the showroom, customers can expect a gallery vibe with cast bronze fixtures and sculptural objects from Australia’s Studio Henry Wilson, pieces by Parisian artist Lauren Collin and a textile line from Argentina. exclusive to Jill Egan Interiors, according to a press release.

“I have always loved the beauty and imperfection of all things handmade,” Egan noted in a statement.

In addition to reviewing Egan’s designs in real time, customers can also immerse themselves through the company’s photorealistic renderings and VR presentations.

Before embarking on what is now a 12-year design career, Egan was a beloved math teacher at West University Elementary and River Oaks Baptist School. When she later worked for a top upholsterer, she learned key production skills that are regularly used to create custom pieces for current clients, according to her biography. Her work as a design assistant sparked her journey as an antiques buyer, where she regularly traveled to Europe to acquire pieces.

“As I reflect on how the world of design began for me, it’s a bit surreal to have my own showroom now,” Egan added in a statement. “I strongly believe that creating beautiful spaces for others has a positive impact on their well-being. My wish is that this space will have the same impact on everyone who walks through our doors.

Those interested can visit the company’s website for appointments and more information. Jill Egan Interiors is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.