Photography By CHICHI UBIÑA
Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
Elise: I grew up in the suburb of Belmont, just outside of Boston.
Elizabeth: I was raised nearby in Larchmont, New York.
Where did you study?
Elise: I graduated from Boston College with a major in English and Art History. I then moved to Manhattan and earned a degree from the New York School of Interior Design.
Elizabeth: After graduating from Greenwich Academy, I received a BA in Architecture from Princeton and attained a design degree at the New York School of Interior Design.
Describe your personal style:
We describe our style as “classic contemporary” in that we like to mix antiques with modern elements to artfully create interiors that are timeless. Our style adapts to harmonize with our client’s vision and the setting of each of our projects whether it be a Scandinavian inspired vacation home by the water in Palm Beach, a modern apartment in a Manhattan skyscraper or an antique farmhouse in Connecticut.
Have your life experiences affected how and what you design?
Elise: I have been fortunate to travel to many destinations in the US and abroad throughout my life including formal study in Florence and Paris. I feel that this exposure to different cultures and aesthetics has instilled in me a broad-minded and discerning approach to design.
Elizabeth: I love that interior design infuses all of my past disciplines of study. My love of the visual arts and math has greatly influenced the way I design, in that I approach projects with a balance of both aesthetic form and practical function in mind.
What comes to mind when you think of the American Red Cross?
When we think of the American Red Cross both the practical and the emotional support it offers comes to our minds. On a local level, we benefit from blood drives, Lifeguard and CPR training, and “Safety Town” for children. On an international level we witness the grand scale impact of disaster relief the organization provides.
If you were to design table tops for a celebrity or historical figure, who would it be and why?
We would we be thrilled to design a tablescape for the artist Gustav Klimt, inspired by his portraits from the early 20th Century. We would represent Kilmt’s extravagant use of gold in our tablecloth and our centerpiece would be an array of flowers based on the colors he used in his mosaic patterns. The place settings would be designs from the Wiener Werkstatte and the table would be illuminated by sensuous candlelight.
Morrissey Saypol Interiors, LLC
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American Red Cross 2018 Gala – Morrissey Saypol Interiors, LLC