Jill Litner Kaplan

Founder & Lead Designer

Jill Litner Kaplan has been involved in the world of design for the last 30 years. She has a natural passion for fashion, loves fine fabrics and knows how to create an assortment that is visually stimulating and dynamic with no detail spared. Jill truly understands how to create an environment that is a unique expression of her clients: one that addresses their personal style and preferences, while at the same time, infusing it with her own well-honed taste and sense of energy. Having travelled extensively and lived in Paris, Jill carries her worldly sense of style and love of collecting art and objects throughout all of her projects. Jill has developed an outstanding dedicated team that provides comprehensive design services to her clients, is very resourceful, highly organized and committed to providing hands-on management to each of her projects.

Raised in the Greater Boston area, Jill moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and subsequently pursued a career in fashion for the next 12 years. Trained by Saks 5th Avenue and Macy’s as a Women’s Designer Sportswear Buyer, she honed her skills in the luxury goods business, merchandising and marketing for stores across the country. She subsequently worked for Burlington Industries as a Product Marketing Manager in their home furnishings division, where she learned how to manufacture fabrics and consumer products. Each of these experiences provided her with an opportunity to train her creative eye, manage and operate very detail-oriented businesses in both the apparel and home furnishings markets.

Driven to refine her management skills even further, Jill moved back to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, and upon graduation, started a retail consulting firm called JK Creative Retail Solutions prior to founding Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors. Jill’s background has put her in a unique position, and her role as a designer is the natural packaging and extension of everything she has ever done in the past. She not only has the opportunity to use her editorial skills, create rich assortments of furniture, fabrics, art and accessories that are individually tailored to reflect her clients’ lifestyles, but confidently manages the complexity of their projects as well. Her experienced team has collaborated on countless projects with some of New England’s best architects, builders and contractors. Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors has done projects in Florida, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, Nantucket and all over the Boston area.

Shalini Brennan

Project Manager

Raised in Connecticut, Shalini Brennan joined Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors in 2012 after attending the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, from which she earned her BFA and was awarded the Design Excellence Award. She studied art history and contract design in Italy, and then did her internship at the design firm of Wells and Fox Architectural Interiors. Shalini subsequently worked in residential design for BoConcept and at the Boston Design Center in the Stark Showroom prior to joining Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors. As Project Manager, Shalini provides an outstanding level of customer service for every project-ensuring that both clients and all of the business partners with whom she works are part of an integrated team. She is positive, spirited, highly organized, and collaborates with every member of the project, from all the fabric and furnishings vendors to subcontractors, contractors and clients, to manage and effectively realize the needs of her design projects.

Bruno

Design Mascot

As the newest member of the Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors team, Bruno provides boundless joy, energy and enthusiasm to everything he does.