The work of Llewellyn Sinkler, Inc. encompasses a range of stylistic essays which incorporate the use of antiques as well as twentieth century furniture and objects. Her practice endeavors to respond appropriately to both the context of the project and to the aesthetic ambitions of her clients. She dedicates her enthusiasm to produce innovative classic interiors. She enjoys the pursuit of objects and pieces that make each project both varied and reflective of the personality and taste of each client.
Llewellyn Sinkler Inc. is a decorating practice founded in 1993 by its principal Llewellyn Sinkler. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Llewellyn developed an early understanding of period decoration and appreciation for antique furniture. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1980, and upon graduation, moved to New York City to begin her career in fashion design. In 1983, she took a position at Sotheby’s where she remained through 1986 while simultaneously completing the A.A.S. program at Parsons School of Design. Her first position as a decorator was as assistant to William Hodgins, the preeminent Boston decorator. After two years with Mr. Hodgins, Llewellyn returned to New York City where she joined the firm of Bunny Williams, Inc. serving as a senior decorator for Ms. Williams for almost five years, managing various projects in New York City, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Colorado as well as shopping for furniture throughout the country as well as London and Paris.
Ms. Sinkler is based in New York City where she lives with her husband Oscar Shamamian and two daughters, Kittredge and Chanler.