Let’s talk about: Ghislaine Vinas – the queen of cool design!
Today on the blog I’m talking about a great designer, an icon (but still very much alive) and undeniably the queen of cool design. Ghislaine Vinas is an American based interior designer, but was actually born in Holland. She moved to the United States to study an Interior Architecture in Philadelphia. After graduation she moved to the New York City and that’s where she established her interior design studio Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design in 1999. Since then Ghislaine and her team completed many residential and commercial projects not only in New York, but all over the world.
As she admits: “We don’t do beiges, or neutrals or traditional interiors – clients must be willing to have some fun, and be able to identify from my portfolio that this is a direction they are comfortable taking.”
And oh boy, what fun interiors she creates! Just take a look at some of her biggest projects. Many of them completed years ago but still so relevant and on trend now!
Living in a townhouse? Here’s how Ghislaine Vinas designed this Warren St. Townhouse in New York City. Even if your personal style is completely different, you just can’t not like this place. So fun, so fresh, so cool!
Ghislaine explains that she loves colour because it brings her happiness. “I have a hard time understanding why people are so afraid of colour. Colour is not for everyone, but if you are drawn to colour then ask yourself what you are so scared of. I think it’s more of an attitude and that people need to relax a bit more and have more fun. I do think colour needs to be used carefully, though, because if it’s not used well it can look really garish. Maybe start with pillows in a colour that you love or a pattern that you love and know that you can change them out”.
Fancy a slide in your apartment? If it’s big enough and if you’ll hire Ghislaine as your interior designer then you can most definitely expect it to be a feature of your living room! Check out this Skyhouse she designed for a family in the New York City.
Or this cool project: Montauk Beach House. I can easily see myself living in there… obviously if I wasn’t all about the budget girl!
Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design’s projects has been featured in countless magazines and won many awards
Back in 1999 Ghislaine was working on her own from her home in New York. Today she’s got a team of six people (including her partner) working in her apartment too! You have to love that attitude!
And if all that wasn’t enough, she’s now got her own wallpapers collection. And she designs other products too, just check out her website to see more!
*all photos taken from official GV website
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