Designers Dashing Loves: Meet Andrea Sinkin

Designers Dashing Loves: Meet Andrea Sinkin

Andrea Sinkin Jaffe has always had a passion for design, fashion, and travel. 

As the daughter of successful interior designer and business owner, Beverly Sinkin of the New York-based Beverly Sinkin Design, Andrea developed her unique sense of style and design aesthetic at an early age. Andrea began an illustrious fashion career as a New York representative for European Art studios based in Italy, France, and the UK. In this role, she gave trend direction, as well as showcased their work directly, to Creative Directors at companies such as Knoll, Duralee, Croscill, Macys, Schumacher, Robert Allen, and many more notable firms.

Andrea’s career transcended into trend forecasting, working with top international companies based in both Paris and New York. After 15 years gaining experience in the fashion and design world, Andrea went back to her roots to work for her mother’s design firm, using her experience in fashion to help elevate her craft as an interior designer. In 2017, Andrea founded Andrea Sinkin Design and is finally bringing together her two passions of fashion and design to her clients’ homes. She understands textiles, color, floor plans and design from the ground up and truly loves a collaborative relationship with her clients.

Describe your style in one sentence.

Bespoke. 

Your three go-to paint colors.

Hale navy is a classic timeless blue. Revere pewter is a fantastic neutral that works with many different color tones. Coventry gray is a beautiful gray with depth but not overwhelming. For whites, my two favorites are Chantilly lace for bright clean new white and white dove for a softer creamier undertone.

When designing a room, where’s the best place to start?

Anywhere. You just need one item you love and it flows from there. For me it could be a piece of art, fabric, Wallpaper, furniture, you name it I just need one thing and then I roll.

When purchasing for your home, where should one invest and where should one save?

Never install anything that is cheap like a vanity or lighting etc. You’ll always end up paying for it in the end because it won’t last or work properly. I would always invest in your major pieces like sectionals and high traffic items. You can save on items that are not used as often and mix-and-match it’s always a hi lo.

 

Favorite places to shop for home accessories?

My special vendors shhhh or what fun would that be for my clients if I gave away all my tricks. But I really do pull in a hi lo mix. You’ll find me at the Salvation Army, HomeGoods, and my high-end beautiful trusted vendors.

What design rule do you follow?

Floorplans first. Always.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! Social media magazines travel press other designers TV movies history hotels my vendors. The list goes on and on.
If you could take only one thing from your house, what would it be?
My family and dogs it’s I’m being proper. Otherwise my computer!

Your go-to playlist at home?
Kygo it’s always a party.
The best way to spend a weekend.
Eating, laughing, sleeping, and reading. We love to snow ski in the winter and have a house in Vermont. But we really are homebodies. As long as I’m with my dogs my girls and my husband I’m happy.

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