This Month, I would like to introduce friend and supporter of Ebury Trading, Philip Gorrivan. With Philip’s recent opening of a London office, it seems like a good time to introduce this exceptionally talented New York Designer.
Philip Gorrivan established his New York-based firm, Philip Gorrivan Design, in 2001, and most recently opened a London office in September 2013. Whether he’s designing a classic Park Avenue apartment, a rambling country house, a downtown loft or a boutique hotel, Philip tailors each project with his clients needs in mind, creating rooms that feel at once both classic and layered as well as tailored and modern. Philip is known for his clever sense of color and a refined eye for objects, art, and furnishings.
His signature encompasses a “classic life” with an “unexpected style”. While the components may sometimes include antiques, the result is fresh and current- tailored arrangements, attention to open space and scale and the careful balance of soft and bright colors.
In January 2008, Philip launched his first designer fabric collection in conjunction with the Highland Court Division of Duralee, entitled Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court. In January 2011 he introduced his second successful collection for Highland Court, Philip Gorrivan II, and will be introducing other collections in the home category, including wall covering, furniture, lighting, and rugs.
Philip has participated in numerous designer show houses over the past several years, including 2008 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York City, the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2006 and 2004, and the 2007 HC&G Idea House in Amagansett, NY.
The firm’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and blogs as well as radio and television. This includes The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and Traditional Home. Additionally, Philip is often a contributing editor for magazines and blogs, including his monthly column in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, entitled Country Life.
Philip resides in both London and Manhattan with his family and in Litchfield County, CT. He is involved in several charities including DIFFA, Save Venice, The New York Botanical Garden, The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The NY School of Interior Design, and the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.