For more than twenty-five years, Gregory Allan Cramer – artist, designer, and licensed contractor – has been blending the creative vision of an accomplished artist with his unique design sensibility, creating warm and colorful living spaces that are at once elegant, romantic, playful, and inspired.
Beginning his distinguished career as a student of fine arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he studied painting, color theory and sculpture, Gregory went on to become a talented glassblower, studying with the famed avant-garde glass artists Dale Chihuly and Kathleen Mulcahy at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Two of Gregory’s original glassworks are part of the prestigious permanent collection at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York.
Gregory successfully translated his profound love of color, texture, form, and space into building his own highly-acclaimed interior design firm, which has been featured in numerous national and international publications. His distinctive background as an artist infuses his design work with a unique point of view, in which traditional elegance meets the unexpected. No one is more adept at marrying a mid-century modern aesthetic with colonial antiques and a consignment-shop find in a single space.
His love and passion for antique furnishings, which he believes enhance any modern or traditional space, led Gregory to open the urbane antique and art gallery Gallery 43 in New Rochelle. While Gregory has recently closed the gallery to focus all of his efforts on working on design projects, he continues to maintain strong relationships with the country’s most respected antique dealers and galleries.
Gregory feels strongly that rather than completely gut-renovating a historic building, it is important to “preserve our design history through the loving restoration of historic homes.”
Gregory firmly believes that “decorating one's home should be a fun, exciting and enjoyable process. Begin the project with open eyes, expecting and anticipating the beautiful end result—a perfect home to spend your life with friends and family.”
Live with design. Live with color. Live with art. Live with life.