thomas riker  |  james dolenc

In 2003 James Dolenc and partner, Tom Riker, formed jamesthomas Interiors. After collaborating on several small projects, the couple decided it was time to launch their own interiors firm to service the needs of their growing client base. Today, the boutique company of ten employees services clients in both the commercial and residential ends of the field. While their projects are primarily in Chicago and the North Shore, jamesthomas has worked with clients in Sun Valley, Idaho; Flathead Lake, Montana; Park City, Utah; Sonoma and Del Mar California; the Turks and Caicos; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Poitiers, France; and New York City. At jamesthomas, we are known for our diverse aesthetic. We help our clients define their style and we bring it to life for them in the rooms that we design. While we are comfortable designing in many styles, every jamesthomas project has an undeniable undertone of effortless elegance. We believe that great interior design is innately hospitable. Your home should welcome you; it should surround you with feelings of generosity and abundance each time you enter it. We pride ourselves in our communicative style of service. We are collaborators who try to minimize surprises in the process. Because we are founded by two individuals, there are two distinct perspectives at jamesthomas. We feel that this duality benefits the client and separates us from many other firms. Our style recommendations will always echo the needs and wants of our clients, but there are consistent tones of affection, joy and hospitality across our portfolio.