A family affair: The library of Jennifer Hunter’s parent’s Washington, D. C. apartment, in an 18th-century Beaux Arts building constructed by her grandfather, and designed by J+G Design.  As a further coincidence, it was originally decorated by Parish-Hadley, where Jennifer had been an intern. 

Georgie Tipper and Jennifer Hunter of J&G Interiors

J+G DESIGN is Jennifer Hunter and Georgie Tipper. People often ask us how J+G Design came to be. Our story officially began at Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime event, where we were both participating in different capacities. Realizing that we were “related” through the family tree of design — both working for designers who hailed from Albert Hadley — we had an immediate and undeniable chemistry, stemming from our appreciation for classic design. With “uptown sensibility with downtown flair” as our mantra, J+G Design was established in 2013 in New York City.

We like to describe our aesthetic as traditional design as we see it through our lens — equal parts tailored and eclectic, glamorous and relaxed, bold and subtle. It is this unique balance that we strive for in every project. Recent design projects include a handsome loft in SoHo, a whimsical pied-à-terre in Gramercy, a modern brownstone in historic Brooklyn, a gut renovation in Connecticut, and a swank apartment in Washington, D.C. J+G Design was named “Five Under 30” and “Next Big Names” by Lonny Magazine, highlighted as a “Rising Star” in New York Cottages & Gardens, and has been featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, New York Magazine and Architectural Digest.

To bring our story full circle, we were honored to participate in the 10th annual Design on a Dime, where we first met, but  for the first time as a company. We consider this to be one of the most meaningful and rewarding milestones for J+G Design.

Role Model:  
Jen: My grandfather, who inspired me to go into the field. I would shadow him on job sites as a little girl, helping him pick finishes for projects.

Georgie: Elizabeth Kennedy, fashion designer. Her designs translate classic aesthetic for a new generation — something that Jen and I aim to achieve in all of our projects.
Necessary extravagance: 
Jen: Fancy linens.

Georgie: A scented candle — it elevates my mood instantly. 
Secret vice:  
Jen: Getting lost in the period rooms at the Met.  

Georgie: Period films/shows on Netflix. I love the vintage style clothes and elaborate interiors. 

Hidden talent totally unrelated to design: 
Jen:  I have an insane memory.  I can recall accurate details, names, stories, you name it.  

Georgie: I love to cook — Mexican, Indian, Moroccan — anything with lots of spices!  

Go-to color scheme: 
Jen: Blue and white with a pop of red/pink. 

Georgie: I love blues/teal/turquoise with pinks/magenta/red tones. 



Venetian Mirror

Casanova Venetian Glass & Art


Dress by Hattie Carnegie, 1939

Robert Klein Gallery 


Pair of Maison Jansen-Style Bronze and Iron Tables 
with Malachite Tops


French Directoire Period Bergere in Ikat Fabric, C. 1800

Bermingham & Co.

Tell us something about you that is not in your bio .    

We both attended The University of Texas, Austin and lived next door to one another, but never officially met until we moved to New York.

What excites you most about the design process?   

Getting to source and select unique pieces for our client's home.


Venetian 18th Century Octagonal Etched Glass Mirror

The Fortress


Pineapple Ice Bucket

Kulik Selzer

A Biedermeier Work Table, German, ca 1840

Lacroze Inc.

19th Century Set of Six Swedish 
Gustavian Period Chairs In Original Paint

Maison & Co.

How do clients push you to think outside of the box and challenge you?    

Most of our client base is in New York City so working within the framework of a New York City apartment has its challenges. We are constantly getting creative with space, trying to make every square inch functional..

Name an architect, artist or designer, living or dead, you’d love to collaborate with and why?      

Fashion designer Elizabeth Kennedy! She is new to the scene, but her designs are classic and timeless. We also love that she is not afraid of color!



Pair of Starburst Sconces

MarGian Studio Inc


Duo (EA00594)

Madison Gallery

Italian Marquetry Center Table

Navona Antiques

Louis XVI Painted Armchairs with Tiger Silk Velvet Upholstery, Pair

Jamie Pryde

How does a design project start for you? Is there a particular element that you always start with that inspires the whole project?     

We typically start with a foundation piece, for example the living room rug, and build from there, drawing out the accent colors. Sometimes it could be a client's treasured piece of art.  

What is your favorite object in your home, and how and when did you acquire it?    

We both love linens! Whether they were passed down from family or found on our travels, between the two of us we have a nice collection!



The Earle Chandelier

Liz O'Brien


"Voyage" Acrylic on Canvas 2017

Lobel Modern, Inc.

Painted 19th Century Armchair by Jean-Joseph Chapuis

The Fortress

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug

Doris Leslie Blau

What is your dream project?     

Really any project where we have creative freedom, but an Italian villa would do! 

What is your favorite part of the install process?    

The final stage where we add that last layer of art and accessories. It is what makes a house a home. We want to make our clients feel like they have lived there forever!


Italian 1950s Neoclassical Brass Framed Mirror

Kulik Selzer

1950s Pair of Asian style Urns with Flower Decorations

Volubilis Art

Pair of English 20th Century Side Tables of Tulipwood and Gilt Brass

Butchoff Antiques

Golden Feathered Tree Lamp Green

Goldwood Interiors

Do you have a signature element — something you always include when styling an interior?     

We love adding a nice tray! Not only is it decorative, but also practical. It is the perfect element on top of a coffee table or even a console to create an impromptu bar.  


Tell us what you love about Incollect and what one can expect sourcing with us.     

We love that Incollect is a one-stop shop and destination for everything from furniture to fine art, all vetted and from the industry's top dealers. Incollect is very user friendly with an amazing search tool where you can refine your results to find exactly what you are looking for.