As much as I love a splash of color and bit of whimsy, my style is very much grounded in the classics. Stark modern spaces just aren’t my thing; give me meaningful layers, patina, a sense of tradition and history.
Architect Gil Schafer is one of my design idols for those very reasons. In a world of McMansions that look like a Frankenstein of architectural styles, Gil brings beauty. His homes honor the past, but are also warm, inviting, and built with the modern family in mind. Simply put, they’re breath taking.
I find myself studying his portfolio often, and finally got around to ordering a copy of The Great American House that I’m eagerly awaiting to devour. The Greek Revival above is one of my favorites. The interior spaces designed by Miles Redd are equally inspiring. Interesting to see a more restrained space from the famously bold designer, right?
Working on a project of this scale is a dream I hope someday comes true, but for now, I’ll be keeping Gil’s philosophy in mind in an effort to always create something lasting.