"Every room has a special essence, or qualite' sublime (a special something that it, truly, wants to be). Part of the fun of my job is discovery and bringing that special essence forward".
West 13th Street Residence
A Whimsical Connecticut Home
Upper East Side Project 1
1045 Park Avenue
Award-winning, French-born décorateur ensemblier and designer, Guillaume Gentet is also a fine artist and muralist. This eldest son of an architect and artist/teacher began his career in a fashion house in Paris working with designers of haute couture; later emigrating to Palm Beach to work alongside a cadre of superstar architects and builders. Gentet's been featured in "Architectural Digest" for his innovative use of metallic overlays and a contemporary interpretation of an old-world process of reverse-painted glass called verre elogmisé. Whether contemporary, traditional or anywhere in between, his work is imbued with a joyful sense of color. Guillaume uses pink as a neutral the way the rest of us use white or beige, "It makes people happy and looks good on everybody." One of his Manhattan renovations will be the subject of a major network TV show and two hotel renovations in Paris will bear his signature.