Sandra Funk is the founder and principal designer of House of Funk, with over a decade of experience her team places a high value on creating ‘soulful’ designs and focusing on the warmth and personality of a room. Thoughtful and conscious about their design process, they seek to collaborate with the client and ensure each piece and color choice is intentionally selected.
Sandra’s LUXList Picks
ARTISAN STEEL NEST SCULPTURE
“On the Flip Side”, Original Black and White Painting by Argentine Artist Karina Gentinetta
Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?
Soulful and textural, while rooted in the classics.
What do you love about using antiques in your designs?
I love the grit and age that antiques bring to a project.
What inspires you?
Walking in NYC. Traveling. Getting outside of my comfort zone.
If you could design for a fictional character who would it be and why?
Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann…basically, a couple of sexy pirates. They’d be into some adventurous design—moody, sexy, soulful, gritty spaces that have a true sense of place. A home worth leaving the high seas for… They’d also have a pirate’s bounty to fund the project and a very laid-back sensibility, allowing me to run with it. Ideal.
What is your favorite LUXList piece and why? How would you use it?
My very favorite piece on the site right now is the Antique French Stone Chimneypiece Fireplace. It is an absolute showstopper and would elevate any space. The proportions, aged stone, shaped mantle, and those deep returns are all amazing details that give the fireplace such presence. I could see this piece in any home, from very clean, simple architecture all the way to adding some soul and edge to a more traditional space.
House of Funk’s interior design projects is individualized to create a true sense of place, reflecting our clients’ desires, personality, and style.
As a design firm dedicated to living purposefully and with authenticity, House of Funk supports charitable organizations such as Charity Water and The Junior League, both of which empower women. When you work with House of Funk, you are supporting a company with a conscience.
Sandra Funk is the founder and principal designer of House of Funk, a full-service and online interior design firm with offices in NYC and Montclair, NJ. House of Funk draws on over ten years in business to create thoughtful homes with an emphasis on clean lines and soulful touches, all rooted in tradition. House of Funk’s full-service approach enables the firm to manage and execute design projects from the initial concept to the final touches. eFunk, the company’s online interior design option, gives you the benefit of the full House of Funk team, all via online communication. Exciting design deliverables land in your inbox, and you choose the pace at which you purchase, install, and refresh your space.