New York’s Finest Design Team

meet our founder

ANNETTE JAFFE

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Annette Jaffe founded her interior design business two decades ago and her portfolio includes, high end residences, hotels, multi family developments and large scale commercial projects.

Annette’s success is the result of a rare combination in her field – creative and artistic vision coupled with a strong business acumen. Her ability to see and design space for multiple uses and versatile design sensibility results in projects that are architecturally sophisticated, visually stunning, truly functional, always comfortable, and each one unique.

One of the best interior designers on Long Island, Annette began her interior design business over two decades ago after the sale of her widely successful decorative home furnishings business where she designed, manufactured and wholesaled a full line of decorative home furnishing that was sold at major retailers throughout the country.

As one of the better recognized firms in the New York area, Annette has built a highly professional team that covers the full range of services including project inception, full service design and drafting services, collaboration with team professionals, procurement services, project oversight and a billing structure that is fully transparent.

Boca Raton house luxe sunroom interior design by Annette Jaffe Interiors
NYC Greenwich apartment entryway art
Window seat cushion in a Long Island home designed by Annette Jaffe

Meet Our Creative Team

KAT WASSERMAN

Kat has been a New York interior designer since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1986. After many years at Gensler & Associates and Neville Lewis Associates in commercial interiors, she switched to residential work. A furniture and finishes specialist, space planner & project manager, Kat has a passion for design & commitment to her clients.

DANA GROSSJUNG

Dana is an NCIDQ certified interior designer. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Marywood University School of Architecture. After graduating in 2015, Dana began her career at AMi Design Enterprises in Huntington, NY. She has been with the AJI team since September 2018.

MADDIE MATTHESON

A graduate of High Point University, with a B.S. in Interior Design, Maddie is a skilled hand and digital renderer who loves all facets of the design process. She works as a designer at AJI on multiple aspects of key projects and contributes to various phases of the design process.

LARISA FEIN

Larisa entered the world of Interior Design in 1998 and holds a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology and NCIDQ certification. She has worked in commercial interiors in New York City, including several offices and showrooms for the fashion industry. She joined AJI in 2021 as an in-house designer focusing on custom furnishing and design detailing.

Brunella Leonardi

Our diverse Studio/Office manager is an international Economics Graduate from the Federal University of Pernambuco – a university in Recife, Brazil. With more than 10 years in the Design industry, she has managed studios, dabbled in HR and Administration. Prior to joining the industry she worked in music, adding to her personal interests in culture, arts, and creativity. She currently manages our client relations, making sure contracts and process is being maintained.

Team Partners

COURTNEY KASS

Art Curator

Courtney is an art consultant that provides our clients with significant, accessible, large-scale artwork by an esteemed roster of global talent. Arising from tenure as the Director of Pace Gallery, she brings deep industry knowledge and her impeccable tastes to the process of elevating your interiors with the perfect pieces.

ANNA MOLVIK

Stylist

Anna is renowned in the home design industry for her flawless execution in styling interiors. She is an interior stylist, location scout, and regional editor for Meredith Publications. She is a master of finishing details, working closely with our designers to bring projects to a state worthy of esteemed national design publications.