L: Tell us about your partnership with the Ritz-Carlton’s Residences Tahoe. How did the opportunity come about?
JJ: Over the past few years we’ve designed several vacation homes in Tahoe; the new owners of the RCR saw our work and approached us about the collaboration. It was thrilling to have the opportunity to bring my sensibility to the Ritz-Carlton—a revered luxury brand that embodies great style and elegant living the world over. Design-wise, we were also completely on the same page—the owners have a true appreciation for individualized design, and encouraged me to create very singular, personal spaces.