Owner / Principal Designer, ASID allied
Jessica Davis is the founder of JL Design. She is a graduate of Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville Tennessee.
“I knew I wanted to be involved in Design at a very young age, when I realized there were always new challenges to overcome. I have always been surrounded by the arts and I have always felt that my inner creativity would ultimately guide me in my career. I wanted to be a part of something that would allow me to work closely with people and enrich their lives through design. For me, Interior Design is defined by functional, unique, creativity tailored to each individual.”
With a degree in Interior Design, Jessica began consulting on Design projects in Middle Tennessee, and was soon being commissioned for jobs in New York, New Jersey, and Miami. JL Design’s reputation for innovative Interior Design solutions has made it a leader in it’s class.
“I feel so fortunate to be able to bring my devotion and energy to my clients every day, and forge relationships that I find so crucial when working in someones home or personal space. There will always be a need for functional, progressive Interior Design, and I am committed to the art form and the evolving industry as it meets the needs of today.”
Interior Designer, ASID Allied
A Texas native, Erika made her way to the great city of Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development and Spanish. She fell in love with Music City and decided to stay and make her life here.
After working in the recruiting industry for some time, she finally decided to pursue her passion and go back to school for Interior Design. Erika received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Since she was a little girl, Erika has always deeply felt the impact of the environments around her and she now uses that ability to effectively design spaces for others. She values the relationships she builds with her clients and nothing makes her happier than to see an ecstatic client enjoying the final results.
Outside of work, Erika enjoys spending time with her husband and two children (and her ‘first child’, her dog Judd), enjoying the outdoors, reading, and traveling.
Interior Designer, ASID Allied
Michelle Chalfant graduated from Watkins College of Art Design & Film with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She specializes in residential design, and has handled projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Middle Tennessee.
Growing up Michelle learned to appreciate good design, and her family encouraged her to develop her own personal style. Whether it was through interiors, art, or photography, she learned the value of expressing herself creatively.
Michelle’s design philosophy is to render a space for its ultimate purpose, encompassing both functionality and beauty. She incorporates client ideas with her own expert vision, creating a space that reflects their life and personal style.
Interior Design Assistant
Thea, a Nashville transplant originally from Orlando, Florida, knew she wanted to work in the Interior Design field since she was a child. Out of all of her parent’s four children, she was the child to go to for a good home project. She has put her talents to use to repaint and distress the kitchen and bathroom at her parent’s house.
Thea studied Interior Design for two years at O’more College of Design in Franklin, TN and is continuing her education at the Art Institute.
Her experience in the creative field dates back to 2015 as a sales associate and designer at Surprise Bouquet in Franklin, TN. She also worked as a design specialist at Pandora Jewelry, and Jared’s the Galleria of Jewelry. But, the creative free-spirit also understands the value of discipline. Thea was a professionally trained ballerina for 17 years. For several years, she danced with the Central Florida Ballet and the Nashville Ballet.
In her free time, she participates heavily in Relay for Life. She once even put her talents to use for a good cause. She designed and sold earrings and called them “Hearts for Kara” to raise money for a friend who had breast cancer.
Thea joined JL Design Nashville in 2016.
Rachael is a lover of an array of creative arts and has always had a passion for shaping and organizing the physical world around her. Raised in a family that enjoyed creative reuse projects from home improvements to science fair projects, sustainable practices have always been at the core of her creative process. She enjoys challenges presented in the field of Interior Design that provide a playground for innovation.
After receiving a Bachelor’s in Human Science from MTSU, Rachael began honing her skills as an Assistant Designer and Project Manager, then focusing her goals on Sustainable Design. She makes it her mission to effect positive change in building practices and ensure thoughtful and intentional design through meaningful relationships with clients and industry professionals.
Rachael grew up traveling to see family in Ohio, but always enjoyed returning to the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and loves to travel, cook, spend time with friends and family, work on house and yard projects, and sing nonsense songs to her pets.