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Gail Green
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Primary Location:
New York, NY USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Architecture / Interior Design / Decorating, Design - Other, Real Estate, Writing
Personal Career Headline:
Author & Founder/Principal, Gail Green Interiors
Business Description (One-Liner):

Gail Green Interiors is an interior design, architecture, and decorating firm specializing in upscale residential and commercial projects throughout the country and abroad.  Attention to detail, timeless elegance, classical simplicity, and quality workmanship are our hallmarks.

More Business Details:
Lifestyle Design & Productivity
More Career Details:
Author, PhD

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Career Snapshot:

Gail Green is the founder and principal of Gail Green Interiors. Educated at Columbia University and trained in architecture offices, Green has been active in the design field for more than thirty years. Two specialty niches of her firm are the designing of homes and commercial spaces for art collectors and the designing of personal libraries for the rare book collector.  With advanced degrees in rare books and literature, Green is a prolific writer on an array of subjects, including art, antiques, wine, and luxury goods. In addition to lecturing on her design work, Gail participates in panel discussions on an array of design topics, including divorce design, large and mall space science. The firm’s expertise expands to being a featured designer in the prestigious Kips Bay Show House, as well as the Southampton, Greenwich, Southport, and numerous other show houses. Green has appeared several times on NBC’s Designer Living, CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch, NBC’s Today Show.  Most recently, Green has appeared on NBC’s LXTV and in television programming for NYC taxicabs. Her work has been published in House Beautiful, House & Garden, Elle Decor, Florida Design, Architectural Digest and The New York Times Magazine, as well as numerous interior design books.  In addition, she has designed window displays in New York for the Baccarat and Hermès NYC boutiques.

She is a member of Artable New York,  The Women’s Forum, the Yale Club of New York, the Art Deco Society, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.  Her firm,  Gail Green Interiors,  is an interior design, architecture, and decorating firm specializing in upscale residential and commercial projects throughout the country.  Attention to detail, timeless elegance, classical simplicity, and quality workmanship are their hallmarks, whose style retains the best elements of modernism set within the idioms of the past.

Green is the author of “An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design.”


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What do you do best?:

I connect the dots, creating coherent and cohesive ideas about beauty in design.

What makes you the best version of yourself?:

By synthesizing the exterior and the interior, I am able to create the seamless integration between architecture and furnishings.

What are your aspirations? (Personal and Business):

By seeing things from other perspectives, whether through other people or disciplines, I seek to find the perfect confluence  between human relationships, design, and art.

Biggest Success?:

Designing my first Kips Bay Show House which was a 1500 square foot kitchen that had to be designed and implemented within 6 weeks and then have it published by every major design publication.  My other success is the publication of my first design book entitled, “An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design,” wherein I describe the basic principles of spacial  and how to achieve a harmonious interior through a series of architectural maneuvers.

Most Challenging Moment?:

Dealing with those who are not open to innovation and creative problem-solving. Convince others of the inherent value of retaining a professional…


“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Favorite People/Role Models?:

Benjamin Disraeli, Winston Churchill, Marcus Aurelius, Goethe, Eric Fromm, Serge Gainsbourg.

Favorite Places/Destinations?:

Manhattan, Paris, Vienna, Paris , Nantucket, Paris, Lyon, Paris, Dubai, Doha, Paris

Favorite Products/Objects?:

Maison du Chocolat’s dark chocolate, Hermes, crepes, Zalto glasses, first editions of early 20th C poetry.

Current Passions?:

Beauty, fine art, poetry, museums, the cinema, the ocean, great wine, great food, most things French, Paul Klee, Chopin, Serge Gainsbourg

What Else To Know

My Goal of the Day:

Connect the Dots…

My Thought of the Day:

To think in terms of paradigm shifts,  looking at and thinking about ideas slightly differently, enough to gain other perspectives.

My Action of the Day:

To act in a measured, thoughtful way.

My Deed of the Day:

Helping someone think through the solution to a problem.

My Tip of the Day:

Say what you mean, mean what you say.  Think before you act or speak.

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Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? 

Pancakes at Jean-Georges/ Nougatine

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  Composing my “Things to Do Today List” and checking my mails

10:00 AM –  First meeting of the day

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? 

Don’t usually “lunch.

7:00 PM –   At a talk or exhibition

11:00 PM –  Brian Williams on MSNBC

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? 


Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? 


What should everyone try at least once? 

Speaking another language

Where do you enjoy getting lost? 


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