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Point Of View: Philip Gorrivan

on the importance of following intuition

CJ Dellatore Philip Gorrivan
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“Lately I keep returning to the importance of following intuition.  In interior design there are so many things to consider – the scale of a room, the style and function of the space, and many other important factors that must all be handled sensitively.
It’s when you second guess yourself that your vision is compromised.  My best projects – the ones which I’m most proud of, the ones my clients are happiest with – are spaces that stem from the first idea the client and I agree on.  
It’s in that moment, when the sparks are flying and your gut is telling you ‘this is right’ that the best ideas live.  And once that idea exists, you mustn’t second guess it.  Follow your intuition.  As I’ve learned in both life and design, it never lets you down.”

Philip Gorrivan

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Lifestyle Driven Design

Master Class with Philip Gorrivan

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“Every room I design has a soul… and that soul is discovered in the alchemy between me and my clients.”

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I had the pleasure of meeting Philip Gorrivan in 2007, the year he’d created the opulent blue and green dining room in the HC&G Hampton’s idea house.  It was in the course of our first conversation that summer that he explained his modus operandi regarding interior design.  At lunch last week he told me his design process hasn’t changed, and why he thinks it’s so successful.

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