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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...

Gut Renovation of 2 NYC Condos Creates a Loft-Like Upper East Side Apartment

Project: Renovate Condominium Converted in Late 90's from a Pre-War Upper East Side Storage Facility Part 1: Before, Demo and Move-In: Kevin Gray's gut renovation of 2 NYC condos to create a single loft-like luxury apartment A loft on the upper east side - why not? Interior Designer Kevin Gray was asked to transform this New York City upper east side condo. The original pre-war storage warehouse was renovated into builder-grade condominiums in the late 90’s: cherry wood floors laid out in small...

A Look Back with Wolfgang Joop NEW YORK SUTTON PLACE PENTHOUSE

25 YEARS AGO, KEVIN DESIGNED A PRE-WAR WHITE GLOVE PENTHOUSE AND DID THE UNEXPECTED BY FURNISHING IT WITH A COLLECTION OF THE BEST OF THE FRENCH 50’S. Featured in HOUSE & GARDEN Magazine Joop’s Penthouse was written by the talented Wendy Goodman and beautifully photographed by Oberto Gili. “It was on first sight that I had, as the French say, a coup de foudre. I just instantly fell crazy in love with those fabulous arching off-the-wall lamps by Serge Mouille, the Charlotte Perriand tables, the hand...

Staged by Kevin Gray Design | Luxury North Miami Beach Duplex Rented for $5,000 with Option to Buy

Staged by Kevin Gray Design: Luxury Miami Beach Condo Rented with Option to Buy

Kevin Gray Design Luxury Home Staging   This luxury empty condo at Marina Palm in Miami Beach, Florida with beautiful views facing Biscayne Bay, was staged by Kevin Gray Design in one week and was rented furnished for $5,000 a month with an option to buy. Kevin Gray Design furnished the foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen bar, master bedroom, guest bedroom/TV room and three bathrooms.  We provided custom accessories, flowers, plants, books and artwork throughout so the place didn’t look staged. People need to picture themselves...

WISHING YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

UNLOCK THE WOLFSONIAN! As a Wolfsonian Museum board member I’d like to extend this special 6-month holiday gift certificate. SIGN UP TODAY FOR AN EXCLUSIVE 6-MONTH ACCESS PASS With the Director’s Key, you’ll receive free admission, discounts on programs, invites to special parties and previews, plus 10% off at our design store and coffee bar. Take this opportunity to get to know us and meet the curators, artists, and tastemakers who call the museum home. Like them, we hope you’ll become a part of our community. Call Andrew Nelson...

Introducing Staging Services by Kevin Gray Design | Interior Designer Kevin Gray | Kevin Gray Design

Introducing Home Staging Services by Kevin Gray Design

KEVIN GRAY DESIGN is introducing complete home staging services. Our goal is to assist builders, realtors and homeowners by creating sophisticated settings where potential buyers can imagine themselves living. With Kevin’s elegance and flair, for this NYC project he chose a clean and simple look incorporating gorgeous rugs and eye-catching accessories. Please see our STAGING services on our website. TRIBECA LOFT, NEW YORK CITY, STAGED BY KEVIN AND HIS TEAM AT KEVIN GRAY DESIGN SOLD FOR FULL ASKING PRICE OF $6 MILLION WITHIN 1 WEEK This Tribeca loft...