Designer’s Corner

Gil Walsh

Join us as we sit down with interior designer, Gil Walsh, of Gil Walsh Interiors to discuss Design Tips and Inspiration.

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In Design Circles, Gil is held in high esteem. Many say she is “Where Style Lives.’ Maybe it’s her dignified grace, elegance, personal taste, or her 3 decades of devotion to design and her depth of wisdom. The success of her company is based on every member of the team. “Best Alone. Better Together.” Each team player aims to be the best in her craft while the team together strives to take excellence to a new level.

Gil Walsh Interiors is not your ordinary design firm. It has been described as a place where thoughtful solutions live. A place that transforms space. A place that creates worlds of comfortable elegance. A place where timeless style lives.

Gil Walsh Interiors is a place where timeless

style lives.

the interview

We asked Gil what inspires her passion for interior design.

My passion for interior design began when I was a child. My parents and grandparents taught me to love art, music, and design. My mother studied art and had a wonderful eye and great style. Our outings to the museum and symphony gave me an appreciation for art, culture, architecture, and design.

What are the most important design elements in a home?

My designs usually begin from the ground up. I might start with a Persian carpet, a woven silk rug from India, a natural sisal rug, or a tufted rug with a classical design and many shades of subtle color. This is the foundation, the center of the room, on which to build the design and develop an interesting color scheme. Some projects actually begin from the top down, taking inspiration from the artwork, incorporating the colors and contrast into the layers of the room.

What are the three most important elements when designing a bedroom?

The first element to consider is the focal point. In a bedroom it is usually the bed, however it could also be a fireplace, a beautiful piece of art, or a chandelier.

The second element is the bedding. Since you will spend many hours per day in your bed choose high quality luxurious bedding that reflects your personality.

The third element is to accessorize the bedroom. Artwork often works best, contrasting accents, unique and interesting accessories, fresh flowers, and a few personal photos add warmth, significance and personality to the room.  

What is on your nightstand?

I like to keep my nightstand simple. My love of reading means there will always be a book there. The topics range from art, to design, or a page turner mystery.

what people are saying about us

" Let me start by saying that the sheets I ordered arrived in beautiful box which would be great if you gave these as a gift! I will not be giving this set as a gift as I am in love with them! Super high end and comfortable sheets that feel luxurious against your skin. Super happy with this purchase and will be telling all my friends about them and referring them to my Interior Design Clients as well! "

Jaime Blomquist | LONG TIME CUSTOMER

what people are saying about us

"The 700 thread count St Tropez sheet set lives up to the hype! These sheets are certainly the best sheets I have ever slept in and I am beyond thrilled with this purchase. The sheets are soft, smooth, breathable and simply luxurious."

Nicky Monteiro Art Director

what people are saying about us

“The sheets are absolutely amazing! Getting a good night rest is heavily weighted on good sheets. Since I have been using them, I have been sleeping like a baby and find myself in a better mood the next day because of my restful night”..

-Lynette J - Editor at Gulfstream media

what people are saying about us

"Elegant Strand's luxurious bedding strikes the perfect balance between silky smooth and cool and crisp.You can't put a price on a good night's sleep; these sheets are priceless!"

-Steven Stolman - Author, Design Consultant

what people are saying about us

"The Perfect Medium: These sheets hit that ideal (and elusive) spot between soft and crisp. I find sateen and silky sheets too slippery and warm, but these are perfect. The embellishments are sleek and distinctive, but work well with the other bedding I own. (Even the packaging is lovely.) Plus, Elegant Strand, unlike so many other sheet producers, seems to have fully adapted to the new world of super-thick mattresses. Not only does the bottom sheet fit easily, the top sheet is extra wide so it can be tucked in, no matter how thick your mattress. I find these sheets to be as good, if not better, than sets I own by famous makers that cost far more. A great bargain and worth every cent!"

Michael Boodro, Executive Editor, Dering Hall

what people are saying about us

"They are so soft to sleep on. Love them."

Scott Sanders, Interior Designer

what people are saying about us

"My wife and I felt the sheets were soft to the touch and excellent quality.We could feel the elegance."

Tom Diverio, Interior Designer, Dunagan Diverio Design Group

what people are saying about us

"Elegant Strand is a luxury brand with superior artisanship. We love the feeling of the bedding, so soft to the touch and how elegant it looks."

Charlotte Dunagan, Interior Designer, Dunagan Diverio Design Group

what people are saying about us

"There’s an upscale level of craftsmanship and luxury to the brand. It’s the finest cotton bedding I have ever felt."

Gil Walsh, Interior Designer, Gil Walsh Interiors

what people are saying about us

"The loveliest sheet set!"

Jennifer Smith, Home Editor, LUXE Magazine

what people are saying about us

"When I received these beautiful sheets, I was very impressed by their style. Once I placed them on my bed, I found myself further impressed by the elegance and quality of the sheets. Attention to detail and style in the creation of them is apparent, and the feel of them is absolutely divine. Now I REALLY look forward to bedtime!"

Cyndi Hochberg, Publisher, Florida Home & Garden

what people are saying about us

"I recently received my Elegant Strands set of sheets and could not be more pleased with the product and service. The elegant packaging just made you feel that you were about to experience true luxury. That evening getting into bed I was in a state of pure tranquility and had the best night’s sleep. I now have to order more sets for all my bedrooms."

Shelley McCormick, Publisher, Design + Décor Magazine

what people are saying about us

"The sheets are absolutely amazing! Getting a good night rest is heavily weighted on good sheets. Since I have been using them, I have been sleeping like a baby and find myself in a better mood the next day because of my restful night"

Lynette Janac, CEO l Publisher, South Florida Luxury Guide

what people are saying about us

"I am very pleased with my new sheet set, Saint-Tropez. They are extremely soft and smooth for a great night sleep. I am very happy with the feel and quality."

Stephen Lazorischak, Publisher, Modern Luxury South Florida Magazine

what people are saying about us

"I love that Elegant Strand sheets are equal parts high quality and stylish. Crawling into bed at night feels like a little slice of heaven."

Kara Franker, Editor-in-Chief Modern Luxury Weddings Magazine

what people are saying about us

"Thank you for the beautiful sheet set. Love Elegant Strand!"

Brittany Chevalier, National Editor, LUXE Magazine

what people are saying about us

"The Saint-Tropez set is amazing! Super comfortable and simply stylish. I will definitely be getting a new set the next time I update my bedding design.”

Tyler Anderson, Client & Community Relations Coordinator, South Florida Luxury Network, South Florida Luxury Guide

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