“I modernize the classics and classicize the modern,”
Gomez Associates is a high-end residential and hospitality interior design firm founded in 1975. After working for both the renowned firms of Edward Durrel Stone and Parish Hadley, Mariette opened her own New York City based design studio. Born into the business with an architect father daughter Brooke joined the firm in 2000. The firm has operated for 40 years both nationally and internationally.
Gomez Interiors are like it’s designers; warm, open, practical and resistent to easy categorizing. In their work, whether it’s an interior, a piece of furniture or tabletop design, Mariette and Brooke always seek balance, repose and respect for their clients. Working across the US projects have included numerous NYC apartment, estates in DC, Boston and Philadelphia.
WInternationally they have tackled a country home in Ireland, pied a terres in London, a vacation residence in Turks and Caicos and a tent village in Costa Rica. Gomez interiors are imbued by the location and architecture and afford those who inhabit them an unpretentious sense of luxury and comfort. Their work ranges from rustic to stately, relaxed to cosmopolitan.
Architectural Digest has listed Gomez Associates year after year as part of the esteemed AD100 talent in Architecture and Design. And the list of accolades go on and on. Our work has been published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, The New York Times and Town & Country. In addition we have published three books, Rooms, Houses and Apartments. We have designed an 80+ piece collection for Hickory Chair since 2002. Their clients have included magnates from the world of finance, record executives and celebrities. Talented as a team in every aspect of their pursuit of creating; they are also a delight to work with. Their professionalism is unparalleled and they work seamlessly to deliver and surpass their client’s expectations.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Shades of white with a shot of color; pale blue, orange or pink.
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- The Amanyara in Turks and Caicos.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- The iPhone and IPad have changed the way we interact with clients.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- There is so much online but I find that when I am out physically shopping I see things that are just being born for a lack of a better word. You see things in real time, installations, new collections being unpacked, new collections being put on the wings. That is when you can see things in real time.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- So many
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- The Frick
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- With an evening exercise class.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- My mother Mariette Himes Gomez of course. And so many Andre Sornay, Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Mies Van Der Rohe, Ruhlmann, Dupre-Lafron, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, the list goes on.
- How do you keep it all together?
- Organization wise or mentally? My Smythson agenda keeps me sorted for appointments and exercise HIIT classes and running keep me sorted mentally.
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- Freestyle with a hint of grooming.