In early 2005, Phillips created her own firm, Viola!~ PR and Design, a one-stop shop for high-end design implementation/branding/marketing/event planning/licensing negotiations and new business development strategies with high end interior design projects rounding out the mix.
Demand for her services with grand luxury residential and landscape design projects soon followed. Since then, her clients have been featured in ELLE DÉCOR, House Beautiful, Veranda, Architectural Digest, Luxe, Traditional Home, Town and Country, House & Garden, InStyle, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Domino, Romantic Homes, Victoria, Cottages and Gardens (Hamptons and Palm Beach), The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Modern Luxury publications coast to coast. Her own design work was also showcased at the 2006 Neo Con World Trade Show and the Hamptons Cottages and Gardens showhouse 2006. Phillips is currently designing residential projects nationwide while handling public relations, new business development and branding initiatives, project management and events for a stable of A-list clientele. Over the last 14 years, she spearheaded licensing agreements with Bradburn Lighting Gallery, Castelle Outdoor Furniture, Eastern Accents bedding, Mirror Image Home, Jaipur Living, and Winfield Thybony wallcoverings in tandem with famed interior designer Barclay Butera. Fall 2017 Butera launched his long-awaited furniture license with Lexington Home Brands. Phillips splits her time between bases in Kohler, New York and Los Angeles. She is the proud mom of twenty one-year-old Alexander.
By Jason Oliver Nixon