Sotheby’s Home Profiles A-List Interiors

Sotheby’s Home recently profiled Anelle Gandelman and Ariella Duker about their interior design process, philosophy and inspirations.

The blog’s Designer Spotlight got turned on A-List Interiors, introducing readers to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art graduates-turned-interior-designers, writing that they:

“… provide a fresh, modern spin to their clients’ spaces, while decorating with traditional elements that give a nod to classic design. Their added use of dressmaker details, color and texture contribute to the overall success of their finished projects.”

How do you balance style, comfort, and functionality?

“We work with a lot of busy professionals. They want to enjoy their homes, often love to entertain, and don’t want to worry about maintenance. That said, functionality and comfort are the first requests we get when starting a project. We are able to maintain style and design integrity by selecting furnishings that can be customized to suit a particular client’s needs — from adjusting the depth and cushion fill on a sofa for comfort, to using performance fabrics on upholstery, and conversion varnishes on case goods for durability. In general, we also find that higher quality items are more durable since they are made with better materials and construction techniques.”

— Anelle Gandelman

When do you consider a completed project a success?

“A project is successful when it transforms our clients’ lives. We love the beauty of design, but hearing how our clients are using their homes — whether they are entertaining more, hosting holidays, or just generally enjoying their homes, is the true measure of success.”

— Ariella Duker

Read the full interview for more design tips and secrets from Anelle and Ariella, from where to begin to what they consider the most overlooked detail in an interior design.

In addition to the interview, the designers were invited to curate a collection of their favorite items from Sotheby’s Home.