MDS- How would you define your style?
SG- Clean, classic American sensibility mixed with vintage from world travels.
MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work?
SG- I grew up in Virginia and as a result I have an interest in Colonial American architecture that finds its way into almost all of my work in some way.
MDS- If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
SG- Renovating old houses and living in the countryside.
Old Westbury, New York, Project
MDS- Who or what is inspiring you right now?
SG- A recent trip to Ireland has me constantly thinking Irish Georgian architecture.
MDS- What is the favorite room in your home?
SG- A moody black library inspired by a Dutch painting. I covered the walls in burlap and had it painted a rich high gloss black.
MDS- Is there anything you obsessively collect?
SG- Japanese and Danish bronzes.
MDS- Fill in the blank: “I could never own too many ____________ .”
SG- Architectural history books.
West Village Project
MDS- If you could decorate anyone’s house- who’s would it be and why?
SG- I’ve always fantasized about a rambling English country estate.
East Hampton Project
MDS- What do you want to be known for?
SG- Timeless American Architecture and Decoration.
Bridgehampton Beach House Project
MDS- What do you think is chic, stylish and glamorous?
SG- Hinckley boats, made in Maine, are beautiful, classic, and functional.