Jill Hertz McCollum


Jill Hertz, ASID, CMG, is a partner in the firm of Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors located in Memphis, TN. She specializes in high-end residential interior design, new construction, remodeling, retail store planning and merchandising, boutique commercial (veterinary clinics, doctor’s buildings, professional offices, hair salons, spas, and restaurants), real estate and property consulting, kitchen and bath design, residential and commercial furnishings, cabinetry, custom tile design, and lighting. Recently, she expanded her staff to broaden her scope of work, which includes: health care design, universal design, hospitality design, and governmental design and contracting.

Mrs. Hertz is a Registered Interior Designer by the State of Tennessee and a Professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She is a Past- President of the Tennessee Chapter of ASID, and a past board member of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition (TIDC), which is dealing with legislative issues. During the last decade, she has been published and interviewed in several publications, including, but not limited to: MidSouth Living Magazine and Television Show, HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge Television Show, At Home Tennessee Magazine, The New York Times, The Commercial Appeal, and Memphis Magazine.  Additionally, her work is featured in the recently published book, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee.

Ms. Hertz was awarded the Chapter Service Award in 2003 by the Tennessee Chapter of ASID and in 2010, the Outstanding Service as Chapter President Award by the Tennessee Chapter of ASID. She has been presented with many other awards and honors through out her career. Ms. Hertz has participated in many non-profit events and continues to support the arts and design communities and is currently, a member of the 2012 graduate class of Leadership Memphis.

Jill Hertz grew up in the family furniture store with both parents and one dutch uncle, who all have degrees in interior design. Art and Architecture were daily field trips and conversations. Art classes started very early for Jill (6 years old) and her two sisters at The Memphis College of Art. The sisters all loved paint, pottery, glue, glitter, markers, and any form of art.

In high school, Jill was encouraged to go to all the furniture and accessory markets with her parents and grandparents, who let her take her chances at buying merchandise for the stores. Jill graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture and a minor in Business and Marketing. Early experience gave Jill the confidence to become a buyer and merchandiser for a national furniture manufacturer and retailer. Upon the arrival of the new decade in 2000, and with several future clients asking her to start projects for them, Jill Hertz Interior Design was started.

Jill’s love for interior design has spilled over into every aspect of her life. “My passion for everything architecture and design is even influencing my daughter, Lily. At the zoo, she notices the rock placement and the light fixtures. At Disney, she would rather tour the hotels and grounds instead of shopping for Disney merchandise!”