Design Crush: Steven Gambrel

Monday, March 20, 2017

My feelings about Steven Gambrel's work can be best compared to that of an unrequited high school crush.  Every time I see a S. R. Gambrel interior I swoon and am left speechless;  his bold and confident work never disappoints!

Gambrel is classic yet modern, familiar yet unexpected, but always with a nod to the vernacular.  No matter if it's an urban penthouse, a country estate or a beach retreat, his highly customized interiors and architectural detailing are inspired by the region of that particular commission.  He clearly takes a multidisciplinary approach to design focusing on traditional detailing such as carefully proportioned millwork, bespoke hardware, authentic finishes, and a surprising use of richly saturated color to contrast with muted palettes.  The work is unquestionably timeless, comfortable, and it improves with age.

Customized and unique elements are a key component to Gambrel's aesthetic.  S.R. Gambrel has long designed custom furniture for clients, but Gambrel recently started several retail product lines:  Grove Brickworks glazed bricks with Waterworks, table accessories for the Lacquer Company,  handmade light fixtures for Urban Electric Company, and custom furniture though Dering Hall.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week to see more S. R. Gambrel projects.  A sampling of his work can be found below:















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