New York-based interior designer/architect Steven Gambrel is a favorite designer amongst bloggers. From urbane uptown pads to chic country cottages and Hamptons hideaways, his style is classic with a modern twist.
Steven Gambrel established his New York-based design firm, S. R. Gambrel Incorporated, in 1995, only three years after earning an architecture degree at the University of Virginia. He has a passion for timeless, comfortable houses as you can see in all of his work. He has been celebrated in many magazines and newspapers, including House & Garden, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Departures, New York Times, and New York Magazine.
From all the interiors he has designed, the Sea Captain's House in Sag Harbor New York is one of the most interesting. Gambrel developed a theme around a “ﬁsherman’s cottage” modeled on a rum house in Nantucket. The theme fit perfectly with the location, as Sag Harbor is famous for the sea captains’ grand residences lined Main Street.
“Don’t be afraid of large pieces of furniture, of pushing the scale. A vertical grid of pictures adds height to the room. And punctuate the doors in a darker color than the walls. Don’t be afraid of a hit of black somewhere in the room, either.” Gambrel tells NY Magazine.
Gambrel put in larger windows and Dutch doors that look as if they’ve been there for generations.
See More of the house at his website Steven Gambrel
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Steven Gambrel at his home in Sag Harbor, N.Y - NY Times
Sag Harbor House by Steven Gambrel From Southern Exposure Blog