Could one person’s visual noise be another’s idea of paradise? Most definitely. That’s why designers spend so much time talking to their clients, showing mountains of samples and discussing their dream scenarios as well as their realities. Monique Gibson’s clients pointedly requested “no color” in their new Tribeca loft, and she obliged.
But the pieces she sourced from nearby WYETH — wood-frame chairs, stools, side tables — and other dealers introduced a panoply of variations on neutral. “At first glance, the interior may feel simple,” she says, “but the relationship between the colors, textures and materials is layered, rich and highly sensual.”