Tag Archives: Classic American Interior design

Explaining the Design Process

Carl Lana of Beale-Lana Interior Design

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“As I think about my history in interior design, the things that have always been at the foundation of my work, my inspiration as it were, are history and culture.”

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I look to the past for inspiration with each new project.  Over our 20 years working in New York, my partner Randall Beale and I have referenced many periods.  The locale, the people, and the culture lead to visual interpretation.  I’m also a strong believer in the pursuit of fantasy.  We like to create rooms that become a personal refuge for our clients while endeavoring to be elegant, innovative, and slightly edgy all in the same space.

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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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