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Episode 165: Jamie Adler

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Jamie Adler is President, CEO and Brand Director of Phyllis Morris Originals, a company founded in West Hollywood, California by her mother Phyllis Morris in 1953.   Following Morris’ passing, the company has progressed under the leadership of Adler who has put her unique stamp on the legendary furniture company through the addition of furniture, textiles, lighting, wallpapers and rugs she designs for the Circa division which she introduced in 2004.  Today, Phyllis Morris Originals continues to be known as one of the foremost manufacturers of custom high-end furnishings in the world. Jamie’s current projects include launching a licensed collection of vintage Phyllis Morris designs to debut in 2017, publishing a book on Phyllis and the history of the company, and continuing to design and collaborate with artists on iconic wallpaper collections. Adler is also in partnership with Faring Capital to develop a hotel and retail complex adjacent to her West Hollywood showroom.

Adler was educated in design at UCLA and has worked in the Phyllis Morris Originals showroom for more than 25 years.   Since the time she could walk, she has been surrounded by movers and shakers in the design and arts community which has helped fuel her lifelong passion for all things with style and flair.  Adler was a founding member of  the West Hollywood Design District (WHDD) and now serves on the board of Visit West Hollywood, a destination marketing organization for the city.

Adler has also served on committees for the City of Hope, the Hadassah and has been a board member of DIFFA/Los Angeles, in addition to being in charge of many fundraisers for her children’s West Hollywood schools.  She is married to John Adler, COO of Phyllis Morris Originals and the couple resides with their three children in the hills above West Hollywood.

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