Steven Gambrel is the founder and president of S.R. Gambrel, Inc., an influential interior design firm specializing in both residential and commercial commissions, as well as custom product and furnishings.
Having founded S.R. Gambrel, Inc. in 1996, only three years after earning a degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, Steven has been recognized for his endless dedication to creating highly customized interiors and architectural details for each project. Whether he is designing a polished uptown duplex, a rambling country house, or a weekend beach retreat, Steven serves the needs of each client with his passion for timeless, comfortable homes that improve with age. He draws inspiration from vernacular architectural details of the particular region of each commission. Steven subscribes to the importance of properly proportioned structures and details, partnered always with a carefully curated collection of vintage, antique, and custom furniture designed by Steven himself.
Located in a renovated cabaret in New York’s historic West Village, S.R. Gambrel, Inc. is currently working on several large projects in and around Manhattan, the Hamptons, Zurich, and Hong Kong. In addition to these residential commissions, the firm is also in the process of designing two commercial spaces and was recently featured as the sole designer for the Town and Country showhouse at the Setai in Manhattan. Steven’s projects in New York City, Vail, Miami, Virginia, Zurich, Hong Kong, and beyond have won him a diverse and devoted clientele.
S.R. Gambrel recently developed a custom lighting line with the Urban Electric Company and designed a custom accessories line with the Lacquer Company. In 2011 he established a product with Waterworks known as Grove Brickworks. Most recently, Steven Gambrel has launched the new custom furniture resource website, Dering Hall, in his capacity as a founding partner.
S.R. Gambrel’s work is featured consistently in the world’s leading publications, including World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House and Garden, Town and Country, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Elle Décor. S.R. Gambrel, Inc. was most recently honored as one of “today’s greatest talents in Architecture and Design”, in Architectural Digest’s “AD 100” January 2012 issue.
Steven Gambrel’s first book, entitled Time and Place, was released by Abrams in March, 2012.