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SRG Portrait II
MDS INTERVIEWS
STEVEN GAMBREL
Part 1

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.

American Colonial – Gunston Hall

 

 

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.

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.

Dutch Painting- Vermeer

 

 

MDS- Is there anything you obsessively collect?

SG- Japanese and Danish bronzes.

Danish Bronze

 

 

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.

Hinckley Boats

 

“STEVEN GAMBREL” - 3 Comments

  1. just sighed my way through this post! So fabulous but welcoming.

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  2. as you said – fabulous!

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