• Grant K. Gibson


    In 2007, Grant K. Gibson, an interior designer, offered his future landlord a deal; in exchange for two months’ free rent ($3,000), he would renovate his San Francisco apartment. The landlord agreed, and Mr. Gibson went to work. He spent weeks staining the hardwood floors walnut, retiling the bathroom floor, painting the walls and scouring flea markets “to create a timeless, neutral palette that I could layer furniture onto,” he says. The grand reveal isn’t too far off from a Ralph Lauren Home showroom on the Upper West Side. The details are meticulous (he and I both share an affinity for trophy cups). “I’ve created a space that I just love,” says Mr. Gibson. “When I do find the right place to buy, I’ll want to do all of the same things that I did here” (read the full article at The New York Times).

    Images via The New York Times

    Jan 20, 2010 | Permalink (11) Total Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/5/2010 at 1:49 PM:

    DAM—Grant picked the pillow up in London about 10 years ago.

    DAM left a comment on 1/27/2010 at 12:17 PM:

    Where could I procure the crown pillow?

    Robin left a comment on 1/22/2010 at 2:32 PM:

    Love that last bedroom. I may copy it.

    Grant Gibson left a comment on 1/21/2010 at 4:44 PM:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this feature!
    I am loving your site.

    For Sam:
    I would call it a bar cart or station.
    Here is a link to create the look for $69.95


    Thanks again.



    Sam left a comment on 1/21/2010 at 3:54 PM:

    What’s the technical word for the table on which he has all his alcohol?

    Sam left a comment on 1/21/2010 at 9:56 AM:

    Just shy of the whole thing being too showy.  Well played.

    nathan left a comment on 1/20/2010 at 1:25 PM:

    yep, looks like it’s plucked right out of the NYC or Chicago Ralph Lauren stores. Wish i had the money to hit a home run like that.

    Christian DePrepp left a comment on 1/20/2010 at 1:17 PM:

    Too Beautiful

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    Graham Hutson left a comment on 1/20/2010 at 11:45 AM:

    This is stunning. A man after my own heart. I love the old pictures.