Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Interior designer.
Hometown: Red Bank, New Jersey.
Studio location: Flatiron, New York.
Describe what you make: Contemporary spaces layered with beautiful vintage pieces and eclectic art.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My friend Clayton Orrigo’s home in the West Village. It was the first project in which we as a firm aligned so closely in aesthetic and had the budget to realize our ideas fully.
Describe the problem your work solves: Creating a home that’s warm yet clean, elevated yet livable.
Describe the project you are working on now: We typically work on 4-6 projects at a time. Currently, our roster consists of two penthouse pied-a-terres on Lower 5th Avenue, a new construction beach house on the North Fork, a studio space in Sag Harbor, and a condo on the Upper East Side. I’m feeling especially excited about a full-floor apartment in Noho we’re just starting. It’s the main home of our clients from the Beacon Loft project, and we’re pumped to design a second space with them.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We’re a few weeks away from installing our Upper East Side project. The 14-foot ceilings and views are killer, and I’m really excited to see it come together, especially with the hurdles we’ve faced during Covid-19.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Pablo (my Cavapoo), tall ceilings, laughter, a diverse collection of art, extra dark chocolate, fresh bagels, a huge sample wall, natural light.
What you do when you’re not working: Those occurrences are rare! I love what I do, so I’m very lucky to deeply enjoy working a lot. Lately, it’s beach walks with my newborn baby, scouting new artists and makers, and sipping on a gin and sonic (half soda, half tonic).
Sources of creative envy: Egon Schiele, Diego Giacometti, Pierre Chapo, Joseph Dirand, Gio Ponti, Constantin Brancusi, Ottoman art, Luis Barragán, Cy Twombly, Paris in every way.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Sleep and food. Kidding! I believe distractions are important, because that’s when my brain has space for new ideas to come through.
Concrete or marble? Both, always.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse. Especially one that we can restore!
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? One is only good with the other.