Gwynne McCue Interiors, Inc.

About

Background bio / biography for Gwynne McCue of Gwynne McCue Interiors, Inc. We offer Manhattan-based interior design services.


Oh, hello

Your home is your oasis. With the stressful flux of life today, it’s invaluable to recharge in a residence that you love. It should be beautiful, personal, functional, and restore a sense of order to support the life you want to live. My passion is to create unique interiors for each client’s ideal world. So on paper, it’s interior design, but many clients say they gain a kind of fundamental happiness at home. 

For me, décor is about cultivating a special environment. I ask clients a lot of questions, look around their home, then develop a vision of tailored recommendations for every need and desire. With thoughtful observation, I often show things they didn’t realize they like as we develop their singular look. I solve problems big and small. Style-wise, I draw most inspiration from their taste and lifestyle, but my creative eye and aesthetic influence the journey. I like cleaner lines, rich textures, uncluttered spaces, and earthier palettes with accent colors. I’m fascinated by fabrics, natural materials, and all things Japanese. I often design and hand sew custom pillows and curtains for one-of-a-kind results. With entrepreneurial spirit, I support local and smaller businesses, artists, vintage dealers, and those who value authenticity. My goal is to create synergy by blending custom, new, old, and retail furnishings with some of what a client has collected. I was delighted to win a New York Design Award and Apartment Therapy’s Big Reveal Makeover Contest for two of these special collaborations.

My background is uncommon for this field. It is shaped by a business degree from the University of Richmond and years forming a broader base of real-life experience working for some of the brightest talents in the ecosystem of interiors. Managing production for a top-drawer custom upholsterer taught me all the magic of hand building heirloom furniture. Assisting AD 100 interior designers with those orders was very inspiring. Supporting a leader in flooring showed me innovation in materials, beauty in minimalism, and the value of high-performance goods. Sourcing decorative accessories, art, furnishings, and vintage treasures for a boutique and their design clients trained my eye and expanded my knowledge of luxe décor. I read, visit museums, experiment in making things, and pursue continuing education with institutes like the NY School of Interior Design. I have a bunch of power tools and am not afraid to use them. My portfolio includes residences in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Connecticut, and a vacation home in Savannah, GA.

I’m a Connecticut native who loves good books and dancing. I’m curious. I’ve hiked the Himalayas and snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef. Art and artists inspire me. I’m an eager traveler but a New Yorker at heart. I live and work in Chelsea with my photographer husband and a few too many throw pillows.