In the worlds created by the firm of Cullman & Kravis, the luxurious finish materials that define a room are rivaled only by the opulence of the memorable decorative details that complete it; hand-carved moldings in patterns that subtly reference a window treatment's trims in turn complement a carpet's motif to complete rooms fitted with precious antiques, custom furnishings, and important art collections. Here, an AD100 designer reveals how this level of harmony is achieved by providing the reader with close-up shots of heavily detailed surfaces and text that explains how each of a room's elements complement each other to create a livable, elegant, timeless whole.
Ellie Cullman was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where her family owns the renowned Peter Luger steak house. She founded Cullman & Kravis 30 years ago. With a mission to redefine the traditional interior, she uses pieces from all periods and places in crisp, dynamic, layered homescapes. Her interiors are complex and full of history--but never cross the line to stuffy or overly formal. Ellie has been listed in the Architectural Digest's “AD 100” since 2000.