OUR TEAM

Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis

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.”

Featured as one of Nashville Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40 !

Jessica Phillips

Jessica Phillips

Administrative Coordinator / Project Manager

Jessica Phillips moved from Dallas, Texas to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1988 with her family. Jessica was meant to work in the Design Build industry. Her uncle and father were both Builders, her sister is a Builder in Cookeville TN, her grandfather was an owner of a lumberyard in Texas, and her mother was a Real Estate Broker.

Jessica moved to Nashville in 2003. She first worked in the music industry as a talent buyer for 12th & Porter Music Venue and Video Production Company. She then left the industry in 2012 to work in the Interior Design Industry as a Project Manager. She is passionate about art and is an artist at her own company, Paintings By Inez. Her creative spirit led her to a position at JL Design Nashville in 2015.

“I love being out in the field on job sites. I love seeing the building process and the transformation whether it be new construction or remodel. I’ve always dreamed of flipping houses with a funky style like Frank Lloyd Wright.”

When Jessica isn’t in the office making sure everything is running as smoothly as possible, she loves to be at home with her fur baby Opie or canoeing with friends.

Erika Thompson

Erika Thompson

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.

Michelle Chalfant

Michelle Chalfant

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.

Thea Greiss

Thea Greiss

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.