Gail Green is the founder of Gail Green Interiors, incorporated in 1985 and based in New York. Gail was educated at Columbia University and gained in-the-field experience by working at David Estreich, Architects. Her work has been featured in Elle Décor, Traditional Home, The New York Times and New York Magazine. Her firm has also become a featured designer at the Kips Bay Show House and Southampton, Greenwich and Southport show homes. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Gail Green.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Attention to detail, timeless elegance, classical simplicity, and quality workmanship are our hallmarks. Our style retains the best elements of modernism set within the idioms of the past. Through imaginative problem solving, we create beautiful, comfortable and functional rooms that are light, bright, and airy, achieving a perfect synthesis of design and architecture. Here, spaces flow effortlessly to each other achieving a feeling of harmony, balance, and order.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
We look at the space as it is and, then, simultaneously as a blank slate and then we problem solve to create the best solution. Thus, we look at the whole and then start narrowing down to the details.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I work with David Estreich of David Estreich Architects. He has the most amazing ability to create architectural flow, crafting and creating beautiful spaces. His understanding of how space and people interact is perspicuous and prescient.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I tend to look at building and jewelry, buildings provide an overall picture while jewelry reveals a clear sense of detail.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Passion, persistence, and patience. My advice for those beginning in the field, for any beginner in any field, is to adjust with the times. Never be stuck in what is tried and true. Always experiment and explore.