The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) mourns the passing of Sarah Boyer Jenkins, ASID Fellow and former national board member.
A renowned and accomplished designer, Jenkins was known for her passion and commitment to interior design. Following successful tenures in various interior design leadership roles with Woodward and Lothrop and design director at W. and J. Sloane Inc., Jenkins founded her firm, Sarah Boyer Jenkins & Associates, in 1984. It quickly became one of the area’s most respected interior design firms. Jenkins was a charter member and co-founder of ASID’s Washington Metro chapter in 1975 when the American Association of Interior Designers and the National Society of Interior Decorators merged to create ASID, and also served on the Society’s national board of directors. She was a founding member of the Maryland Board of Certified Interior Designers, executive committee member for the Lombardi Cancer Center and past executive committee member for the March of Dimes. Jenkins also contributed to the National Symphony Orchestra Women’s Committee Show House as a design adviser and participant.
Jenkins’ legacy lives on through the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID’s top award, the Sarah Boyer Jenkins, FASID APEX Award, which honors a chapter member for a lifetime of outstanding and significant contributions to the chapter, the Society and the profession of interior design.