Jason Lai

Jason Lai

Owner / Principal Designer

Jason Lai received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing and Communications from California State University, Fullerton in 2006. After studying 3 years of business he realized that he wasn’t fulfilling his creative mind and decided to enroll himself in the Interior Design program and received his Interior Design certification in 2006.

Jason’s role as Principal Designer is influenced from 15 years of experience in the design industry and his marketing background. He has mastered an array of styles; from contemporary to traditional and anything in between. If you show him an inspirational image and dream big he will make it reality. He is a driven and focused designer that brings his style to life while still thinking about resale value and keeping in mind his clients goals. Jason’s clients will tell you that he is adaptable, relatable and humble and extremely organized.

He had the pleasure to feature his designs on television shows such as, Bravo’s “Best room wins!” which he took the crown for contemporary design, “Million dollar Listing LA”, and “Open house” on NBC showcasing his personal home in Santa Monica, CA. Jason has also been featured on Taste Made home “Weekend Refresh” showing his design skills to the world. His work has also been on Los Angeles Times, Elle Decor, Pasadena Now, The Global Design Post, Locale LA, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and other published magazines.

Aside from design, Jason loves to travel and experience different cultures and food. He will try anything once. Everywhere he goes he finds new inspiration that can be found through his interior design work. He considers himself somewhat of a wine connoisseur and loves spending time with his husband & family/friends in the Santa Barbara wine country. Jason recently got married to his husband, Justin, and their wedding was featured on Martha Stewart and Carats & Cake. He’s the type of guy that will talk to a stranger on planes and become best friends with, it’s happened before, she officiated his wedding!

Anneliese Martinez

Anneliese Martinez

Senior Designer

Art and design have always been her passions since she can remember. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at California State University, Northridge, she went to experience the different fields available within the design industry to end up finding her love and passion for residential design leading to an exciting opportunity with JL Interiors. When not designing, she is always looking for the next best coffee shop with her partner in crime. Cooking and baking are another passion of hers and she enjoys doing so for family and friends. She lives for her shih tzu Chato, home goods stores and the nail salons.

Kristine Robinson

Kristine Robinson

Junior Designer

Kristine has been into colors & textures since she can remember and even picked up doing nails in high school as a hobby. She’s always had a passion for decor, design & advertising without noticing it. Kristine received her A.A.P.D degree in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising, Los Angeles (FIDM) in 2019. She has been an Junior Designer with JL Interiors for 3 years, and is excited to continue the creative path. Kristine is a dedicated & hard working designer, and her passion shines through in all that she does. During her free time, Kristine loves going on walks with her Long Haired German Shepherd, Calypso, to explore homes in their area for inspiration; Or you can find her at her favorite rolled ice cream shop!

Dulce Sazo

Dulce Sazo

Assistant

Dulce received her Associates from Pierce College in 2017. She then transferred to California State University Northridge, where in 2020 she would earn her Bachelor of Arts in Family Consumer Sciences emphasis in Interior Design. Designing has always been an interest to Dulce, hoping to bring beautiful and diverse spaces, She began learning more about the business once she interned for JL Interiors during the summer of 2019. The experience really inspired Dulce to determine that this was the career she wanted to pursue. Her favorite styles of design are Art Deco and Industrial style; however she approaches projects with an open mind and optimistic attitude.

Apart from working for JL, Dulce enjoys spending her time exploring the gems in California where she lives with her son. She is also a fitness enthusiast and wine lover.

Justine Lai

Justine Lai

Chief Operating Officer

Justine received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from California State University, Fullerton in 2006. With her degree, Justine led operations and creative design at a small technology manufacturing company in Walnut, CA for 10 years. Deciding it was time to explore other endeavors, she was contracted with Salesforce’s Finance and Strategy Operations team as an Enablement Analyst, in San Francisco. After moving back to Los Angeles, Justine settled into a new role as an eCommerce Marketing Data Analyst at a rapidly expanding fine jewelry company. With such well-rounded experience in design, operations, finance, and eCommerce, Justine is a great addition to the team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, keeping up with the latest technological developments, playing video games, and spending quality time with family and friends.

JL Team