Named to Elle Décor’s A-List of top interior designers, Jay Jeffers is the founder of JayJeffers and the author of Collected Cool (now in its second printing by Rizzoli). Since establishing his San Francisco-based firm, JayJeffers in 1999, Jay has designed apartments and homes in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Wine Country, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. His work has been published in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Departures, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times and Los Angeles Times and included in numerous decorator show houses and interior design books. Jay opened his first retail space, JayJeffers - The Store, in 2012 to showcase a capsule collection of his bespoke furniture along with artisan designs and accessories by local and international artists. In 2013, Jay was tapped to create signature penthouses for the Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe. In 2015, he introduced the Jay Jeffers Collection for Arteriors, a line of sophisticated home accessories for entertaining. Jay will design a second signature collection of furniture, accessories and lighting for Arteriors in 2016. Born in Dallas, Jeffers graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in International Business and Marketing and moved to San Francisco, working in advertising for the fashion industry while studying interior design at UC Berkeley. Jay and his husband, Michael Purdy, Director of Brand Development for JayJeffers, live in San Francisco and their Jeffers-designed Napa Valley getaway, “The Poolhouse”, with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Olive and Kingsley.
As Director of Brand Development for JayJeffers, Michael Purdy brings a wealth of expertise in design, marketing and retail. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Michael was groomed in sales and customer relations working in his father’s chain of retail stores. After receiving a BED in Architecture with a minor in Creative Writing from Miami University, he moved to San Francisco to work in a variety of creative and management roles for top retailers including Neiman Marcus, Williams Sonoma, the Limited Group and the Gap. Now, Michael travels the world to create strategic partnerships with manufacturers, designers and artisans and find the freshest, most inspired pieces for JayJeffers - The Store, where he serves as the Creative Director and Buyer. In addition, he also manages business and product development for JayJeffers including licensed lines such as The Jay Jeffers Collection for Arteriors, which was introduced in Fall 2015. When not running Jay Jeffers - The Store or hosting an event, Michael loves to spend quality time in the kitchen at the couple’s San Francisco and Napa Valley homes, and is actively involved with fundraising and awareness for child and animal philanthropic organizations including the Trevor Project, Raphael House and The Humane Society’s Friends of Finn.