Pamela Jaccarino

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A native New Yorker, Pamela Jaccarino is the founding editor in chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, the largest residential architecture and design brand in the country, a position she has held since 2005. Pamela has been instrumental in the growth of the brand and continues to champion its fresh vision and evolution. She also frequently lectures on design-related topics. Prior to joining SANDOW in 2002, Pamela was an executive editor with the LVMH Group.


I am EMPOWERED by: Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in The Arena,” an attitude and approach that I strive to live by.

I am INSPIRED by: The incredibly talented designers and architects in this industry.

I am ENAMORED by: Most recently…Renaissance egg tempera paintings.

Name your favorite historic building: There are so many, yet the Western Wall in Jerusalem is such a marvel that it’s at the top of my list. I took the tunnel tour a few years ago and was awed by the power of Herod’s construction.

I first fell in love with design: As a young girl, sitting through operas at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. The space, designed by Wallace K. Harrison, is intoxicating, and I am still mesmerized by the iconic starburst chandeliers that ascend to the ceiling.

Favorite heirloom in your home: An R.J. Horner antique beveled-glass china cabinet handed down to me from my grandmother. It originally belonged to her mother.

My pets are: Two Shih Tzus, Senge and Tashi, whom I love unconditionally, especially when they greet me at the door, tails wagging away, after a business trip.

The last best style accessory I purchased was: A pair of made-to-order boots while I was in Florence. They take at least eight weeks to craft and ship (I’m still waiting!), and I appreciate the anticipation, and specialness, of receiving something made by hand with great care by artisans.