It’s safe to say that Jill Zarin knows a thing or two about keeping a fabulous home. As a former star on the Real Housewives of New York City, a show famously known for its lavish lifestyles, the “Bravo-lebrity” is quite comfortable with the designer price tags that typically come attached to her preferred style. And yet, when it came time to decorate her vacation home in Boca Raton, she was pleasantly surprised to discover that City Furniture offered that necessary luxe factor at a fraction of the price—and it all got delivered on the signature red carpet in just about a New York minute, as detailed in her exclusive Q&A:
Why did you decide on City Furniture?
What first caught my eye was the quality and design of City Furniture. I was impressed with the selection of pieces that offered a truly high-end feel. And while we were on a budget since it was a vacation rental, I didn’t want to sacrifice style. City Furniture was able to meet all my needs, which included a tight time frame. They furnished the entire four-bedroom home in days!
What is your favorite piece?
It’s a tough call, but I have to go with the Neo dining set. It looks like it would cost over $10,000! I couldn’t believe the real price. I love to entertain, and the combo of glossy white and stainless steel made it a stunning setting for dinner parties.
How did you pick everything out?
For the most part, I did all of my shopping online. It was easy to browse all the collections on the City Furniture website, and the furniture was delivered so fast! I also visited the showroom to choose a few more items in person, and it was hands down the best customer service I have ever experienced. The entire process was seamless.
What was delivery day like?
I can honestly say that City Furniture really cares and values your time. For example, they call you the morning of the delivery to give you a two-hour window of arrival. Then they call you again when they’re 30 minutes away, which is nice, so you aren’t forced to spend the entire day waiting around. And before leaving they call their supervisor and put you on the phone so they can make sure you received everything in perfect condition. As someone who loves to complain, they really made it impossible to do!
What was the reaction to your new furniture?
My friends and family love they furniture! They couldn’t believe what a value it was. Honestly, since I have very expensive taste, they were surprised that I was able to decorate the entire home for what I have previously spent on one dining set. It’s definitely the “look for less”! I’ve already sent a few people in.
So they loved it, but what did they actually say?
My mother, Gloria, said it’s the most beautiful furniture she’s ever seen! Cynthia Bailey, from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, called the furniture “timeless, classic, and affordable luxury.” My stepson Jonathon swears his Kevin Charles Courtland mattress was the most comfortable he’s ever slept on. And my stepdaughter Jennifer said the décor looked like a million dollars!