Jill Schildhouse

Jill Schildhouse

The Spruce

Jill Schildhouse is a writer and editor with 22 years of experience in print and digital publishing. She regularly contributes to Travel + Leisure, Brides, TripSavvy, Southern Living, Family Handyman, Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, and more.


  • 22 years of editorial experience, both as a writer and editor
  • Previously served as editor-in-chief of a AAA travel magazine


Jill bought her home in 2005 and have completed several room renovations; gutting her kitchen is the next project on her wish list.

Favorite Purchase:

During the pandemic, I invested in a leather sofa and loveseat set, with electric reclining seats and headrests. What a game-changer for watching Netflix marathons in comfort while maintaining the low-profile European style I wanted.


Jill has a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications with an emphasis in Journalism, from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.

Education: Northern Illinois University
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Title: Freelancer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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