San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers is creating the Winter vignette at the show's entry which will incorporate a stunning center table from New York dealer Carlton Hobbs. The table is a collage of prints by 19th century author and artist, Aubrey Beardsley. As Jay says, "I love it because the shape is simple and elegant but the collage work is at once unusual and a little naughty. It’s always fun to be a little naughty in design!"
The vignette's wallpaper he envisioned in collaboration with de Gournay is an abstract design with block shapes gilded onto a sheer slubbed organza that is mounted over a colored paper.
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 eponymous San Francisco-based firm 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 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.
Born in Dallas, Jeffers graduated from the University of Texas and moved to San Francisco, where he worked 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 in their Jeffers-designed Napa Valley getaway, The Poolhouse, with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Olive and Kingsley.