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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