Aventura, FL, Interior Designer
Jenny Zalkin is one of those vibrant professionals who proves fashion and design so closely align there is a keen shorthand between them. She made her name as an image consultant, specializing in fashion styling, wardrobe refinement and personal shopping, talents she has leveraged to transition from the world of fashion styling to interior design and decoration (with ease, we might add). Zalkin’s rise to prominence on the South Florida design scene took another strong step into the stratosphere when she partnered with Josh Fein to found Fein Zalkin Interiors. The Miami-based duo made quick work of creating a firm that is conceiving some of the state’s toniest interiors.
Fein, an avid art collector and graduate of Savannah College of Art (in art history), brings with him an understanding of aesthetics that is grounded in classical theory. He also comes to the effort with a wealth of luxury lifestyle marketing experience, the last position he held prior to their launch being marketing director for DCOTA (the Design Center of the Americas). Given his past design projects included yachts and luxury residential projects, he is no stranger to glamour. Let’s just say given their backgrounds, the design acumen of this pair is infused with flawless good taste.
Fein and Zalkin take their cues from clients when it comes to style, feeling confident creating interiors that span from traditional elegance to contemporary opulence, and welcoming the challenge to tackle all styles. They are particularly talented at making treasured art collections and special occasional pieces clients have asked them to include in their transformed interiors meaningful focus points.
Proving she and Fein are poised for success, Zalkin was recently tapped as a Star on The Rise (for interior design) during DCOTA’s 2014 Stars Of Design event. There’s a wonderful article in Miami magazine about the pair that presents their “hots” (bold patterns and tufting, among other elements) and their “nots” (leather sofas and shag rugs in the mix). We at Global Lighting are proud that Zalkin looked into our collections and found a “hot” in Jacco Maris’s Ode 1647 chandelier.