New York’s Finest Design Team

meet our founder

Annette Jaffe – Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Annette Jaffe interiors


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.

Long Island & NYC Interior Designer – Annette Jaffe

One of the best luxury 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, drafting, renovations, and kitchen & bath interior design, collaboration with team professionals, procurement services and project oversight.

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


Watch these video snippets to experience our beautiful designs

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Long Island Kitchen Makeover

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Luxury Home Tour

Timeless Elegance:
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The Essence of Luxury:
Long Island Home Tour

Elegant and Luxurious
Long Island Home Tour

Long Island
Luxury Home Design

Elegance Redefined:
Stunning Long Island Home Tour

Meet Our Creative Team

Kat Wasserman – Interior Designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors


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 – Interior Designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors


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 – Interior Designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors


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 – Interior Designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors


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.

Christina Theodoropoulos

Christina is an SUNY Binghamton alumni, who graduated cum laude with a dual major and holds a BA in Graphic Design and a BA in Economics. Her strong design sensibilities, business acumen, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud skills make her a key player at AJI.

Brunella Leonardi – Office manager at Annette Jaffe Interiors

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.