Drawn by the astonishing beauty of The Bay Area, John James headed north to San Francisco and landed a rewarding job working with Stanlee Gatti. John quickly became lead designer, overseeing events for San Francisco glitterati. After two years John struck out on his own, and in 1997 JOHN JAMES DESIGNS was born.

John James has established himself as a master at making things beautiful. His intuition for what is right for his clients is keen and his ability to effortlessly respect and value his team engenders a total dedication to exceeding the expectations of his clients, many of whom John is happy to call friends.

When John is not running his successful floral and event business, working in his garden, or laughing with his many cherished friends, he is studying French, German and Spanish, traveling the world, and indulging in the fabulousness of being an uncle to his beautiful nieces and nephews.