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Philip Gorrivan

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If I Weren’t a Designer I Would Be a: Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Most Inspired By: Art

Astrological Sign: Aries

Photo by Tim Street-Porter/OTTO, Design by Philip Gorrivan

Photo by Tim Street-Porter/OTTO, Design by Philip Gorrivan

My Favorites

Movie: I Am Love

Album: The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths

Museum: The Frick Collection

Style Icon: Don Carlos de Beistegui

Cocktail: Grey Goose, soda, and splash of cranberry

Restaurant: Sette Mezzo, NYC

Hotel: Four Seasons, Florence

Flower: Yves Piaget garden rose

Hostess Gift: Anything handmade

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Courtesy of Philip Gorrivan

Courtesy of Philip Gorrivan


Fabric: Duralee/Highland Court

Decorative Accessories: Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles

Bedding: Leontine Linens

Furniture: TherienMichael Taylor, and Richard Shapiro

Lighting: Hervé Van Der Straeten

Florist: Zeze

Caterer: Swifty’s, NYC

Upholsterer: Anthony Lawrence-Belfair

Favorite Local Shop: The End of History, NYC

Favorite Shop Abroad: Deyrolle, Paris

Always invest in a quality paint job. There is no substitute.

— Philip Gorrivan


Favorite Paint Color: Light Pewter #1464, Benjamin Moore

Favorite Room to Decorate: I love small, intimate spaces.

Favorite Pattern: Highland Court Alhambra Fret Cut Velvet

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Grosgrain ribbon on walls

Favorite Decorating Trick: Lacquered ceilings

You’ll Never See Me Using: You’ll Never See Me Using: Granite countertops

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