Co-Founder and Principal
BG Studio International Inc.
Hospitality – Cruiseship Interiors
Describe your design style in 3 words: Elegant, graceful and whimsical.
My design icon: Andre Arbus
Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project? Any of the great past French 40s Furniture Designers – Charlotte Perriand, Maurice Dufrene, Pierre Chareau, etc…Or any of the past members of the Union Des Artistes Modernes…
Fill in the blank, no space is complete without: amazing lighting – decorative and ambient.
What project are you most proud of? 229 Chrystie Place, Avalon Bay NYC.
What are your must read design blogs? Architizer, Designboom, Curbed, Otto.com, Copyblogger.
Why Interior Design? Interior Design is a passion of mine as it affects all ways of life. I truly believe it is a wonderful integral system of humanistic values and principled respect for shapes, color and forms which translate to harmony and balance of living.
How would you define your personal style? My personal style stems from a deep appreciation of culture and travel so there is a constant reference to new and old, historical to contemporary – a contrast of harmonies with restrained and balanced elegance.
How did you convince your parents you wanted to be an Interior Designer? There was no discussion as this is my ultimate passion.
3 things I can’t live without: Music (Classical and R&B), Art (I love Van Gogh and anything inspired by…) and an exquisite French red wine (Burgundy)
Why IIDA? IIDA is an organization that I believe is safeguarding and educating the mass of the true value of what we do in the interior design profession…Ultimately; this also leads to legitimizing our design profession and making sure it stays that way…
“I AM IIDA because I’m designing, mentoring and counseling.”
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