Gail E. Jamentz, Principal
Soul Interiors Design, LLC
I truly believe an architectural space is not simply four walls and a ceiling. It has the potential to be a unique, curated environment that will help you experience a more expansive, healthy and joyful life filled with success and relationship.
This belief guides my design work as I strive to create beautiful and functional interiors that support your wellness, elevate your prosperity and surround you with pleasure daily.
Perhaps you have never thought of interior design in such reverent terms, but to me: design matters. A lot.
Let's face it, any designer worth their salt (ok, did I just date myself with that phrase?) can create an attractive interior. That's easy. I strive to add another dimension.
What do I mean by this?
Whether it is an impressive office space that helps you retain new clients or patients more easily; a well-designed kitchen that enables you to cook healthy and delicious family meals; or a relaxing, elegant master suite that re-charges your energy and spirit daily, the built environment has the power to improve your life physically and emotionally. Everyday.
I have witnessed first-hand how a newly transformed interior -- whether a home or office -- positively affects my client's happiness, energy level, productivity, physical health and in many cases,financial success.
And it gives me SO much pleasure to know that I have helped them feel more confident, organized, joyful and successful.
This is my "WHY" I'm in business. This is what gets me up in the wee hours with creative ideas percolating in my mind.
So it is this passion in the power of the built environment, complemented by my formal four-year UCLA interior design education, my finely trained eye as the grand-daughter of one of Manhattan's finest 100-year old antique and oriental rug dealers, and my on-going interest in wellness and self-improvement that informs my work.
My aesthetic has been described as timeless, colorful and curated, while I bring an innate elegance, color sense and respect for history to my projects having been blessed to grow up surrounded by beautiful antiques, attending art auctions and traveling abroad.
Complementing this background, I accrued years of commercial design experience with several Los Angeles-area design firms including Beverly Hills boutique hotel practice Cheryl Rowley Design, before establishing Soul Interiors Design, LLC, in 2001.
I am often asked why I named my business Soul Interiors Design rather than use my name like most designers. I like to explain (besides the fact that my Armenian last name is too hard to pronounce!) that I want my interiors to reflect your SOUL, or the essence of your personality and lifestyle, not mine. Your space should reveal your story.
So I start by listening. A lot. I explore who you are and what makes you feel comfortable, happy, understood and supported. What visually stimulates you enough to proclaim: "Yes! That's SO me!"
That's when I recognize I've hit the "gold" and so begins the journey to create an amazing environment that enhances your relationships, your wellness, your success and ultimately ....your joy.
Beauty is not optional.
Quality is essential.
Timeless design trumps trends.
Wine calories don't count.
Trust is paramount.
Simple things can bring joy.
Dogs teach us daily.
Luxury doesn't have to be expensive.
Art gives a space soul.
Men can select colors.
Design is a collaboration.
Business can be fun.
Craftsmanship should be celebrated.
"Ok" is not ok.
Giving back feels good.
Color is powerful.
Good design improves wellness.
Passion fuels a life.
Learning never stops.
Listening is key.
Great design engages all your senses.
My drive to give back and connect with the community in meaningful ways has lead us to volunteer our time, professional talents and goods to the following local organizations:
Five Acres is the oldest non-sectarian child abuse agency is the San Gabriel Valley and strives to strengthen families through treatment, education, and rehabilitation programs.
Five Acres Children’s Guild Board Member, Membership Chair and Volunteer for seven years assisting with membership events, as well as monthly creative activities for the children.
This Southern California non-profit organization creates safe places for children in its residential treatment programs.
Community Service Committee member, through the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pasadena, helping to secure product and vendor donations totaling $46,000 towards the renovation of one of their off-campus homes for teenage girls learning living skills.
The Blinn House Foundation
This Foundation is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of an 8,000 sq. ft., Prairie School-style architectural treasure in Pasadena built in 1906, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. Winter Fundraising Dinner Chair for two years raising funds earmarked for the building’s preservation and maintenance.
The Women’s City Club of Pasadena
Founded in 1945, The Women’s City Club is a non-profit social organization offering business, social and charity programs to its members and the community.
Board Member- Marketing Director 2009-2011 and five-year member.
Please contact our office if your non-profit organization has an interior design request. All worthy requests will be given careful consideration.