Inspired by the ocean view, Gorsline pulled the outdoors in with a calming color palette to create a relaxed vibe at the Penthouse West Residence. She even had the mirrors angled just right so you can see the ocean’s reflection upon entering the space.
Interior Designers Speak | Marcie Gorsline
Monday, August 19th, 2013
By Lesley Stanley
Photos by A.Langford Photography
Founder/Interior Designer @ Marcie Gorsline Designs
Location: Bay Shore, New York
LS: What strikes you first about a room?
Marcie Gorsline: It’s the mood or lighting. When I meet a client and see their space—it speaks to me, and I try and honor the space. If I put down a fabric that I thought might look good, I’ll know right away if it’s a big ‘no.’ My gut tells me this. That comes from building confidence in the beginning of my career. You have to listen to those little cues.
LS: Not only are you a designer, but you’re also an artist, and you started your career painting. Do you use your fine art skills in your design work?
MG: In the beginning, being able to picture a completed project helped me transition because that’s what I did with my art. People ask me if I miss art, but there is something about design, especially projects that I get to design from the ground up, that give me that same high. When things go wrong, I get an adrenaline rush from it. I think, how are we going to fix it? The challenges that come along inspire and reinvigorate me. And it’s not only the challenges; I love seeing a client live in a house they are happy with. People spend their lives in this space, raise their kids, entertain their friends in this space—and you are a part of that.
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