5 Rules for Placing Art and Objects in an Interior

In this sitting room, a series of large Walton Ford editions are installed in a grid on the rich green-brown walls. The pair of vintage 1970’s table lamps are the perfect complement to the tailored upholstery in a warm mix of deep browns, greens, and oranges.


In interior design, every surface is important, but the alchemy of design comes into play when designers introduce and orchestrate fine art and objects, humble or precious, simple or ornate.

Speaking personally, art in the interior is the great transformer, the secret formula for achieving superlative design. It’s a subject I examined in detail in Carl Dellatore’s best-seller Interior Design Master Class. In the excerpts below, I share what I consider to be the 5 rules to consider when placing art in an interior. (more…)

The New Generation of Interior Design

Senior Designer Craig Strulovitz – a member of the New Generation of Interior Design – has been recognized by On Style for something that I have known for years – he is a great editor and a great designer! 


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A creative spirit from the get-go, Craig Strulovitz has DESIGN in his blood!

Seeing first-hand the building of residences by his Grandfather and pursuing every childhood opportunity for inquiry and self-expression it was natural that he would attend the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. At RISD he majored in interior architecture and upon graduation, he came to New York  City and got a job as an intern at Glenn Gissler Design.

Now some fourteen years later with extensive experience on projects large and small, Modern and not-so-Modern, he is the Senior Designer, playing a key role in all aspects of nearly every project – skillfully coordinating architects, general contractors and a wide range of trades, he is skillful at identifying and cleverly solving design and decorating quandaries, and keeping our clients abreast of project developments. And he has an astute eye for fine art and decorative objects; so it is no wonder that he has recently received recognition in Carl Dellatore’s new book from Rizzoli, and in Apartment Therapy


ON STYLE: Inspiration and Advice from the New Generation of Interior Design


blank The striking yet calm entry view into a TriBeCa loft apartment includes a 1947 painting by Theodoros Stamos a Chinese altar table, an African artifact, a Tiffany candlestick and a pair of graceful upholstered stools.   Photo: Gross & Daley



blank The Living Room overlooks the Hudson River with sophisticated upholstered furniture, handsome wood tables, striae glazed vintage lamps and a glorious large-scale painting by Larry Poons from 2012.   Photo: Gross & Daley



Craig Strulovitz
Photo: Gross & Daley



Craig’s apartment in Brooklyn was recently featured on Apartment Therapy offering proof that it takes more talent than financial resources to create a distinctive home. The one-bedroom apartment that he shares with his husband Charl Castelyn in Crown Heights Brooklyn is not without its challenges as noted by the title of the story: 

This Brooklyn Home Flawlessly Masters an Incredibly Long and Narrow Living Room


blank A long and narrow hallway at the entry to Craig’s apartment becomes a chic asset with a rich, layered and controlled view culminating in circa 1910 Viennese chairs at the dining table, and an image of a Richard Serra sculpture.  Photo: Wyatt Magnum


blank The single biggest challenge in designing the 575-square-foot Brooklyn apartment was the main living area; 40-feet long by only 9-feet wide!   Photo: Wyatt Mangum


It is evident that Craig brought the same level of editing and sophistication to his one-bedroom apartment as he did to the large Tribeca loft for our clients – his work is definitely worthy of inclusion among his stellar peers in ON STYLE


We have not seen the last of Craig’s creative spirit and talents at work!



Glenn Gissler, October 2019





Glenn Gissler Design In The Press

Grateful for every book feature, press article, and award nomination. Here’s what’s been happening lately with Glenn Gissler Design.

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Glenn Gissler Design is incredibly honored to be featured in
William Norwich’s new book. 


A project we completed more than 20 years ago, photographed for Interior Design Magazine by Peter Mauss ESTO, has been included.(and no, we don’t mind sharing the spread with Hubert de Givenchy!)

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Glenn Gissler Design was anonymously nominated to submit a comprehensive portfolio for the 20th Anniversary of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards.

The award was established as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and to honor excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American Design.

And while we did not receive the award, it was an extraordinary honor to be nominated!

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Glenn Gissler Design is honored to be featured in 
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Many thanks to John Smiroldo and writer Marianne Litty at  Antiques & Fine Art / InCollect for including Michael Kors’ apartment in this story on the enduring power of black and white for interiors.

Click through to this link to see the entire press feature.


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We’re thrilled to share our inclusion in the second issue of Brownstoner Magazine.
Brownstoner, originally a blog which then developed into a highly successful and widely respected digital publication, focuses on the rapid evolution of Brooklyn from an “outer borough” to a culturally rich and exciting destination. Last year, in a move that belies the general trend towards digital, away from print, Brownstoner began a beautiful print magazine

In this issue, Glenn Gissler’s own Brooklyn Heights duplex is featured in an editorial titled ‘Maximum Glamour‘.

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If you’d like to read the entire article, you can follow this link to our website.

Enjoy your summer!

Thank You NYC&G

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The May/June issue of NYC&G features a double page spread on the dual buildings – The Townsend at 1123 and The Saint James at 1133 Broadway, and the numerous interior design professionals who call them home.

Very exciting for Glenn Gissler Design to be included in this amazing group of designers, including Robert Stilin, Greg Tankersley, Ray Booth, Barry Goralnick, Kevin Isbell, and Young Huh.

Broadway in the 20’s continues it’s emergence as an interior design destination!