Designer Interview: Gabrielle Pendarvis

Why did you become an interior designer?
I didn’t always want to be a designer.. I originally went to school to be somewhere in the medical field like the rest of my family. But when I found out that I had a much more natural eye for art and visual aesthetics over chemistry it was a no brainer. There is a fulfillment you get from being a designer… Getting to know your clients, their style, seeing their vision, and collaborating on their project. No project is the same, everything is a creative journey and it is such a great feeling seeing the emotions of your client as things come into place.

Favorite Design Trends (Past & Present):
Lacquered Trim work and Tonal Color Palettes for Family Rooms

How would you describe your personal design style?
I like to mix old with new…..lacquered pastel walls with floor-to-ceiling picture frame molding, coastal contemporary with touches of bohemian in small doses. Organic and textural… I love finishes like: cowhide, leather, basketweave, and linen.

Favorite Design Quote:
“The single most important key to success is to be a good listener.” – Kelly Wearstler

Favorite room of your own home and why?
Quaint Sunroom – I live in a Early Late 80’s brick home that has been renovated. The porch converted into a sunroom. The exposed brick is remaining in this space is mostly why this space has become one of the favorite spaces to relax in my home.

Favorite Home Accessories:
I have a handmade live edge and powder coated steel base, Black Walnut Coffee Table in my Living Room that I adore. There’s something more substantial and simplistic about an unfinished edge that makes me happy.

Favorite Fabric:
One of my favorite fabrics, thus far, has been a stunning Thibaut Performance Fabric called “Capri” from the Reverie Collection.

Favorite Color:
Light Blue


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