Jean Liu Design, LLC was established in 2007 as a full service interior design firm, specializing in high end residential projects. Since then, the firm has grown to consist of four non-blondes, all of whom would do almost anything for a pretty picture--of interiors, that is. We are also a group of design aficionados whose talent, experience and training make us uniquely qualified to work alongside home owners, builders, and architects on all aspects of interior design, whether it is new construction, historical renovation, space planning, furniture sourcing, or staging. We pride ourselves on creating modern, edited, comfortable and inspired spaces, and nothing makes us happier than helping clients translate their vision and lifestyle into a place they can call home. From time to time, our work has even graced the pages of publications such as House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, and the Wall Street Journal.
Meet the Team
JEAN LIU | PRINCIPAL
Having spent the better part of a decade working in her family’s business, Jean decided to turn her love for design and antiques into her own venture. Albeit taking a circuitous route to pursue her passion, the analytical and problem solving skills she acquired in her previous life proved to complement her innate eye and interest in this new chapter. Jean draws inspiration from the world of fashion and her travels, as she has been known to wander the globe like a gypsy from time to time. She considers her style varied but edited; modern but warm; sometimes verging on formal, but always with a sense of humor. In 2018, Jean was named one of House Beautiful’s 10 Next Wave Designers.
BONNEE SHARP | DESIGNER
Design-obsessed product developer and interior designer, Bonnee has an enduring passion for trends, color and the ever-expanding world of design. After 10 years designing and manufacturing her fabric line, Studio Bon Textiles, and licensing it to Schumacher & Co., Bonnee returned to the world of interiors with a renewed zeal for creating beautiful spaces. Her experience working on high-end residential projects as a designer at Emily Summers Design Associates helped shape the clean-lined, textural aesthetic she prefers throughout her work. Natural stone, embossed leather, oxidized metals, hand thrown tiles remain some of her favorite materials to use throughout projects.
LISA NEISON-SMITH | DESIGNER
Lisa graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Marketing. Her areas of focus include high end residential projects, kitchen design, and small-scale commercial projects. Lisa also brings to JLD 6 years as a showroom lighting consultant with one of the top certified lighting designers in Texas. While Lisa describes her design process as meticulous and organized, her approach is relaxed and often includes an irreverent sense of humor.
KAREN JOHNSON | OFFICE MANAGER
After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Karen spent over 21 years focused on purchasing, product development and management for retailers such as The May Company and Wal-Mart. After moving to Texas in 2012, Karen used these finely honed analytical and creative skills learned in retail to support the interior design industry. With a passion for numbers, a focus on the details, and a love for her colleagues, working at JLD has been the perfect fit.