Friday, January 28, 2011

Gustavo Martinez and Mark Madden of GM Decor

Being featured in the Spanish edition of AD January 2011, Gustavo Martinez and Mark Madden, the team of GM Decor shows a wonderful home, loaded to the brim with style and an ever changing inventory...

I quote the article from AD:
"It's a typical New York pre-war apartment from 1924 on the edge of Central Park, but for Gustavo and Mark, of GM Decor, it's the expression of their personal and professional trajectory. "It's not just a Pied-a'-terre", says Gustavo."It's our office and gallery for our furniture." Of their original layout, a few things have changed. They've opened up the rooms to take advantage of the heigh ceilings; eliminated some doors and replaced others with French doors to create a classic platform so the home could go through endless reincarnations. "It has an incredible capacity for reinterpretation and adjusts to our life changes", say the owners. The pure white walls, ceilings and moldings contrast with dark stained floors to give the apartment a gallery - like atmosphere; an ideal stage where they can show their exclusive and ever changing collection of antique furniture and the paintings and photographs of emerging artists which is updated every three month. "This way we change the theme and the look but try to maintain the character and classic canvas of the apartment", says Martinez. "Our collection of furniture and objects started to grow as we traveled around the world. In particular, we dove into the Modernism Movement universe with the jewels and design from the 40s, 50s and 60s. That was how our gallery specializing in the period was born". More then a house, the home of Gustavo and Mark is a "laboratory of ideas", they say, where their prototypes live freely and where the path of their passions cross; to travel and to buy furniture with their profession as designers and antique dealers."

It sounds like a dream come true to me!
Happy weekend!


All images via AD Spain and GM Decor.


  1. Good morning dearest friend!

    Oh how I just love the perfection and sleek style of a New York designed/inspired decorator!!!! I bet your nest is lovely and the resources available to you must be numerous. We out here in Minneapolis are fortunate in that people here, wealthy or not, keep their homes up quite nicely. We have posh stores and many innovative artists in many disciplines that make home décor a sub culture here...I LOVE THE TWIN CITIES! ANd dear heart, thank you for your uplifting comment. We are almost at the tail end of moving into our beautiful new rooms. There is much to do, but we can't do it yet until the electrician comes to do the final details!!! SOOOOOO...this weekend we will do what we can to move certain things in, but my husband doesn't want to do to much until the electrician leaves with his BIG CLUNKY BOOTS..then and only then will my husband take away the cardboard on the floor to protect the gorgeous oak hardwood floors!

    Have a lovely cup of tea and sit back and relax....happy Saturday!! Anita

  2. Victoria-
    What a wonderfully talented couple and chic site - love the layout of the apartment and the style of the arranged mid-century pieces. Wonder if you could meet them....I could see your site taking shape - with lovely objects that seem to find you.
    I love the lighting they offer and that the space is a true gallery of delight
    and restraint. It has all been so wonderfully edited.

  3. i love how their design is so sleek and yet surprisingly inviting (and not cold) . I also love the slight bursts of colours through out the appartment which sort of add to its charm. thank you for sharing!

  4. beautiful and inviting. wonderful spaces!


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