Blaine Johnson & Karen Pearson

Since Blaine Johnson and Karen Pearson founded JP Interiors in 1991, the design firm has composed comfortable, elegant spaces in some of the most exquisite homes in Chicago and beyond. What began as two friends sharing their discerning taste and love of beautiful interiors has grown to the capacity to manage multimillion dollar projects. To date, JP Interiors has worked in thirteen states on projects ranging from traditional to modern, glamorous to picturesque.

Each project is consistent in its development. Initially, the scope of work and needs of the client are identified. Resources are gathered to implement the design solution and JP Interiors supervises the work to completion. Client input is essential throughout the process, ensuring that the final product is a reflection of the client’s own taste.

Over the years JP Interiors has formed enduring working relationships with some of the best craftspeople and vendors in the area. Services include custom wood millwork and cabinetry, beautiful and unusual painted finishes, and upholsterers who can build new furniture and rework existing pieces.

JP Interiors aims to enliven spaces by merging the past with the present while maintaining the appropriateness of the design concept, and ultimately create a personal brand of modern luxury for every client.

Our Team

Karen Pearson, Co-founder and principal

Blaine Johnson, Co-founder and principal

Posie Smilie, Interior designer + project manager

Haley Pearson, Interior designer

Mark Robinson, Interior designer