“The client-designer relationship is very personal. We work with the client to consider their lifestyle and future needs—delivering an environment with the intention of living well.”
As childhood friends in Connecticut, the founders of Pappas Miron Design developed an appreciation for beautiful interiors, art, and travel from a very young age. Design, decoration, and collecting were such an integral part of their lives that it was inevitable that the pair—Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron—would grow up to found an interiors firm. They have developed their portfolio over the past eight years through word-of-mouth based referrals, from clients who love the fresh eye they bring to residential homes of all styles. Projects vary from traditional Upper East Side pre-war apartments, to summer homes in Nantucket and the Hamptons, to a bachelor’s elegant Soho loft. Threaded through each project is a unique perspective that reflects a love of rich colors, unique textiles, contemporary pieces, and one-of-a-kind custom furniture and antiques.
For Pappas and Miron, the client-designer relationship is very personal, starting with the initial consultation and continuing through final installation. Both partners attend meetings and work in tandem to bring a distinct but complementary point of view. From commission to conception, Pappas Miron works with the client to consider their lifestyle and future needs—delivering an environment with the intention of living well.
Before founding the firm in 2003, Alexandra graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history (including a semester in Paris), and worked in real estate development in Boston and Palm Beach and at Verdura Fine Jewelry in PR and Events. Tatyana graduated with a degree in art history and architecture from Tufts University and an Associates degree from the New York School of Interior Design. She worked in the offices of acclaimed New York-based designers Eric Cohler and Tori Golub prior to founding Pappas Miron.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- TM: Olive Green or Chartreuse AP: Turquoise!
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- TM: The Mark Hotel, The Gritti Palace AP: Ditto to TM's choices. Also, I loved La Reserve in Geneva, The Ritz in Paris, Daniele in Venice and the Aman resort in Jackson Hole WY. I prefer hotels to actually be more of a departure from my work and my norm - it's fun to be immersed into a totally different environment for a while.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- TM: iphone AP: iPhone 5 & instagram
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- TM: Travel. AP: Traveling! Or, museums & gallery visits for inspiring color combinations
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- TM: Danube (since closed), Indochine AP: Four Seasons Restaurant - I am obsessed with it. It might be my favorite place in all of NY.
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- TM: Neue Gallery, Rodin Museum AP: Musee Jacquemart Andre in Paris
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- TM: With a cocktail. AP: Sleeping late.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- TM: AP:
- How do you keep it all together?
- TM: Patience. AP: I am still trying to figure that out.
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- TM: Both. I especially love the Bloedel Reservation Bainbridge Island in Washington State. Bomarzo Garden outside of Rome for its surreal follies. AP: I lean towards freestyle and messy. I love to meander around Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton - Jack Lenor Larsen's estate. It's a magical spot.