Gail Green: Author & Founder/Principal, Gail Green Interiors

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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. 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, and she has lectured widely on topics ranging from divorce design to small space science. Green has appeared on NBC’s Designer Living, CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch, NBC’s Today and television programming for NYC taxicabs. She has been a featured designer in the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House, as well as the Southampton, Greenwich and Southport show houses, and she has designed window displays in New York for the Hermès 57th Street boutique and Baccarat.

In addition to being a member of The Women’s Forum, the Yale Club of New York, the Municipal Art Society, the Art Deco Society, the Victorian Society, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, Green holds advanced degrees in rare books and literature and is a prolific writer on an array of subjects, including art, antiques, wine, and luxury goods. 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 our hallmarks.  Our style retains the best elements of modernism set within the idioms of the past. 

My Daily Tip: Have persistence, patience and perseverance

My Goal of the Day: Connect the Dots…

My Thought of the Day: Keep it Simple and Serene

My Action of the Day: Complete my To Do list

What do you love most about Your City?  Exploration and Investigation

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?