New clients come to us with a vibrant mix of dreams and realities; townhouses to offices, lofts to getaways. Every project brings its unique personality, utility and taste. Whether we’re building on stilts in sand dunes or a Brooklyn rooftop we look to elevate these buildings into experiences to be lived with for many years. We create living, working spaces with clean lines and considered materials.
Sarah Jefferys DesignFounded in 2001 and based in Soho, our Boutique Design firm specializes in residential, commercial and small institutional design, including new construction, additions and renovations. SJD recognizes the importance of design in daily life. Our focus is on unique, elegant contemporary design with a respect for the past, fusing the new and the old when appropriate. Through creating beautiful spaces, we strive to enhance the experience of the surrounding environment and create an overall sense of joy and equanimity. Our projects reflect a finely tuned eye for detail, with rich material palettes and technical sophistication. We pride ourselves on a personalized design process, creating beautiful customized solutions to the unique requirements of each situation. While understanding and addressing personal desires, constraints, environment and budget, we encourage clients to explore directions beyond their imagination and realize spaces beyond their dreams.
Raised in New York and London, England, Sarah earned a BA in Architectural Studies and History of Art from Tufts University and a Masters of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. While at University of Pennsylvania she was awarded the Van Allen Fellowship and has continued to receive multiple Design Awards for her work. Sarah has taught at Parsons School for Design. Prior to starting her practice Sarah worked in architectural firms in New York, London and Siena, Italy for over eight years, including Polshek Partnership Architects, Garrison Siegel Architects, and Studio Associato in Siena. As Principal of Sarah Jefferys Design, Sarah has completed numerous residential and commercial commissions, including multiple apartment, townhouse and loft renovations, conversions and additions, new apartment buildings and houses throughout New York and New England, office interiors, lobby renovations and storefronts.