An interview with Sandra Hinton

We were lucky to meet with Sandra Hinton, an internationally renowned interior designer and signature of a world-renowned "European Taste".
In a previous article, we looked at the latest trends in interior design. Sandra Hinton's journey and vision are therefore of great importance to us and we were honoured and touched that she agreed to answer our questions in all simplicity. We are pleased to share the results of our discussions with you today. 
Discover the first of a series of 4 articles dedicated to this personality of the world of design, exclusively on Stars Real Estate. 

Who are you, Sandra Hinton?

Sandra HintonMy mother was born and raised in Monaco. My grandmother lived there all her life and as children we spent most of our school holidays there. I have a soft spot for the Principality because it represents good times for me. Then, during one of my internships at the Ecole Hospitalière de Lausanne, I worked at the Hermitage and got to know Monaco from a completely different perspective, which led me to love it even more. Today, as an interior designer, I have the privilege of carrying out a few projects for Monegasque clients.

I studied at the Liceo Artistico in Zurich where I obtained the Swiss equivalent of my baccalaureate. Then I decided to go to the École Hôtelière de Lausanne for my bachelor's degree. 

How did you get into design?

Parsons School of DesignDuring one of the mandatory internships, I found myself working on the concept of a cigar lounge with an interior designer in Singapore.

I knew right away that this was what I wanted to do with my life. 

I applied to Parsons during my last semester at EHL and was accepted. I immediately moved to New York, finished my studies, and have been working as an interior designer ever since. It's been 15 years now!

What is your vision of design? 

Design is the art form of conception and creation attributing equal importance to aesthetics and functionality.

For me, interior design is about creating spaces, buildings and objects that not only captivate the eye, but improve the way people live and interact with their environment.

In this, design is essential, having the power to influence emotions, enhance functionality, and create environments that resonate with individuals on a personal level. A well-designed space elevates the experience, fosters a sense of comfort and inspires connections within the built environment.

What is your definition of luxury? 

Le luxe selon Sandra HintonFor me, luxury in interior design is not necessarily synonymous with opulence. These are tailor-made environments and experiences that are tailored specifically to the customer and their environment. Luxury is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, an intimate understanding of my clients' identity and lifestyle, exquisite craftsmanship, and the use of high-quality materials.


Thank you Sandra Hinton for those answers. 
See you very soon for the rest of this fascinating interview. 

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