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.
Project Manager & Interior Designer
A graduate of the New England School of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design, Alissa comes to us with prior experience doing both commercial and residential design work. Most recently with the Duffy Design Group, Alissa worked on new construction for residential and multi-family projects, specifying materials, finishes, lighting and plumbing. She also worked as a Color Consultant for the Sherwin Williams Company, and prior to that was an Interior Designer for Workflow Interiors. Alissa was an Interior Design Finalist in the Spring 2016 New England Home Magazine Show Down competition. Alissa is confident, enthusiastic and positive, and an asset to the Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors team.
As Project Manager, Alissa provides an outstanding level of customer service, thereby ensuring that both clients and all of the business partners with whom we work are part of an integrated team. Whether she is talking to our fabric and furnishings vendors, or an architect, contractor or client, Alissa is passionate, communicative and dedicated. She brings her high energy and love for design into every project.
Assistant Interior Design Project Manager
Maggie is a native Bostonian and brings a wealth of experience from the world of design that she enthusiastically shares with our clients, colleagues and business partners. Prior to joining JLK Interiors, she spent a number of years as a Design Assistant for a prominent Boston area interior designer doing both commercial and residential projects throughout the greater Boston area, and was responsible for the company’s social media presence and helped manage relationships with vendors, clients and showrooms. Maggie was most recently the Design Manager for an industry pioneer specializing in luxury large home short-term rentals in specific U.S. markets. Maggie lead the design department both locally and across six different cities, completing over thirty property renovations. Maggie acted as the project manager, leading construction, property management, communications and marketing teams to develop these markets. Maggie graduated from St. Lawrence University and distinguished herself as an outstanding athlete and leader of their field hockey team, and she is also a wonderful baker who has introduced us to her yummy treats. Lastly, Maggie is an accomplished artist who spent her college years focusing on oil portraiture, and now creates delightful personalized paintings for her friends and family she calls ‘Maggie doodles’.
As the newest member of the Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors team, Bruno provides boundless joy, energy and enthusiasm to everything he does.