Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2015 - GDphoto_Gissler_Robinowitz_03

While the photos of this light-filled living room are recent, I designed this project over 25 years ago.

Gracious and refined understatement was the standard by which everything in the room was selected.

Class Carr Sofas from Jonas Upholstery are covered in ‘Luxurious Cotton Velvet’ from  Gretchen Bellinger – a textile that is soft and luxurious with a wonderful lustre.

The Barcelona Table designed by Mies van der Rohe had been purchased by the clients decades before I met them, illustrating a long-held interest in modern design.

The pair of iron and oak Pierre Chareau stools were purchased from Ralph Pucci.

The floorcovering is a ribbed wool sisal installed wall-to-wall, with a beautifully washed- out antique Garden Tabriz area rug – both rich and subtle.

The now classic Saladino Lamp sits on the table behind one of the sofas.

The 1958 lithograph ‘Nocturne’ from Derrière le miroir by Joan Miro, was part of my clients existing art collection.

Modern Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa was the inspiration for the custom designed limestone fireplace surround.

The clean, elegant lines of the Klismos Chair designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings fits seamlessly into this highly edited room.

Arts & Crafts accessories are from David Rago Auctions (the ‘old-days’ of David Rago when auctions were held in the ballrooms of NYC hotels, and when David sported a long ponytail!)