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Never Seen Photos: Wolfgang Joop New York Sutton Place Penthouse | Kevin Gray Design

Never Seen in the US: Photos of Wolfgang Joop New York Sutton Place Penthouse

Featured in Wohnen Magazine: Translated from German to English by Patricia Goren. We recently celebrated the 25-year anniversary of Wendy Goodman’s HG article on JOOP and the Sutton Place NYC penthouse I designed for Wolfgang Joop. Shortly thereafter, as I was sorting through my mother's home, I came across an issue of Wohnen magazine published 25 years (back in my good old 'hair" days) ago that my mother had saved all these years - something I had forgotten about and with photos and...

European Grand Tour with Interior Designer Kevin Gray | Kevin Gray Design

European Grand Tour with Interior Designer Kevin Gray

During the 18th century, a European Grand Tour was a traditional part of the education for a young upper-class man - and occasional woman. This trip abroad typically lasted several years and was the culmination of their formal education before launching their career and starting a family. In the summer of 2018, I embarked on a modern European grand tour: 4 countries in 6 weeks. While I was born in the US (Texas!) I spent much of my adult life living and...

Tavernier Key Living Room | Postmodern Interior Design | Kevin Gray Design

Q&A on Mid-Century Modern Design with Interior Designer Kevin Gray

Mid-Century Modern Furniture DESIGN WITH KEVIN GRAY 1. What are the characteristics of mid-century modern design in furniture? Mid-century design in furniture was the transition from the traditional furniture prior to 1950 to open, airy, sleek lines and light upholstery. This was the beginning of cantilever style design. Also, mid-century furniture was the first to use molded laminated wood. 2. Why is mid-century modern furniture popular today? How long has this recent trend lasted, and why? What trend did it replace? It is popular...

Bay Harbor Islands Art Collectors | Postmodern Interior Design | Kevin Gray Design

Postmodern Interior Design: Q&A With Interior Designer Kevin Gray

Postmodernism is a style or art and architecture from the mid-60's, 70's, 80's and into the 90's that was a rebellion against the minimalism and rigid structure of modern design. The Guggenheim Bilbao museum in Spain by Frank Gehry is a noted example of postmodernism architecture and is considered one of the most important works built since 1980. Nicknamed The Flower by Gehry because of its shape, the building is filled with light and is unusual for its use of reflective titanium to...

Small Place, Small Budget, Big Return: Miami Corner Duplex | Interior Designer Kevin Gray | Kevin Gray Design

Small Place, Small Budget, Big Return: Miami Corner Duplex

Miami Corner Duplex  KGD reworked this unique duplex with a new kitchen, master and powder baths and designed an open floating staircase. The kitchen was redesigned for optimum space and opened the entrance area to see the spectacular views upon entering. We were very price conscious and purchased many items from Miami’s iconic antique shops along the Biscayne Corridor. We increased the value of this condo while creating an affordable, beautiful space.  photos by Vala Kodish  Kevin saw no reason to over-spend with the landscape...