The JAC Interiors team are designers, stylists, and curators for Modern Life. With JAC Interiors you can expect the design process to be collaborative and fun. We won’t just transform your space, we will define and create your own personal style.
Andrea Putman has been an interior designer for over 13 years. Armed with a Masters degree in psychology and a great love of furnishings, textiles and art she ran her own design business in Atlanta, London and Los Angeles. Her design training at the Otis College of Arts and Sciences, combined with a background in psychology helps in understanding each client’s individual design needs to create unique spaces.
Having lived and worked abroad Andrea brings an eclectic international style to her projects. Andrea possesses a real passion for art, regardless of its’ pedigree – from a client’s attic, a local art collective, or an established gallery – and can curate a collection on any budget that adds depth and dimension to the home or workplace.
Andrea appreciates a design challenge of any sort, whether helping clients achieve their vision from scratch or transforming an existing space. She has gutted and redesigned an ambassador’s residence on Grosvenor Square in London, rebuilt a large Georgian home in Buckhead (Atlanta) and modernized a 1920’s Tudor in La Canada among others. Andrea has the sensibility and technical know-how to make nearly any design project achievable, beautiful and cost-effective.
Andrea has been featured on television and in various publications including the BBC Good Homes Magazine and The London Times. She lives in Santa Monica with her family.
Christine Thompson has been designing for almost a decade. Her natural flair for interior design is built on her training from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles as well as a longtime career in marketing and communications.
Christine lives her aesthetic in her own home, a 1945 California ranch that she gutted and re-designed with a modern eclectic flair. Since she lived for many years in London, and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, her design sense includes a strong European influence, combined with the best of American innovation.
Christine’s expertise includes modern and whimsical design with an edge. Christine splits her time between Colorado and Los Angeles where she has designed luxury mountain homes to downtown lofts. She approaches her clients with a goal to enhance their own style with sophisticated and fresh design ideas while daring them to exceed their own expectations. Christine loves to mix a classic flea market find with the most current pieces and she is always mindful of keeping an eye on the importance of every detail, within any budget.
Christine lives in Culver City with her family.
Isla Schmidt is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Chaminade University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Interior Design. Isla has over ten years combined experience in residential and commercial interior design, retail management and visual merchandising.Living in Hawaii has been a constant source of inspiration for Isla. The colors, textures and natural beauty of the islands inspired numerous projects from modern, relaxing, beach homes to classic, valley historic cottages. Having a strong background in management and merchandising has given Isla a unique understanding of mixing multiple styles and working with individual tastes.Isla’s experience over the years included projects small in scale, such as working with clients to find functional and creative solutions to color, space and furniture challenges, to overseeing complete remodels, working with architects and contractors.
Sonia joins JAC Interiors as a versatile executive with extensive experience in business development and strategic marketing. With broad expertise in industries related to social commerce and social media, she has excelled at creating effective Internet and eCommerce marketing programs. Sonia currently manages JAC Interiors activities related to project management and design concept implementation. She also works with the team to develop new business, marketing our services, and promoting brand recognition.
With a desire to fulfill her creative calling and passion for interior design, Sonia decided to pursue her true love for interiors upon receiving certification from the Interior Design Institute. After a successful start at celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Sonia has developed into a competent and imaginative interior designer. Having an excellent approach to solving problems and the ability to generate fresh solutions, she has proven to be a dedicated design professional. Sonia designs beautiful environments blending traditional and coastal modern styles to good effect. Her talent for incorporating bold, statement pieces paired with vintage accents and global influences, creates spaces that are captivating, intriguing and timeless.