Interiors Chicago Features Gail Drury in Ask The Design Experts
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago Magazine
“Some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the home design and development industries discuss how they got to the top of their game. This issue of Ask the Design Experts, features Gail Drury, CMKBD, Scott Dresner, Jill Salisbury and Donovan Eckhardt in the November 2013 issue.
Some of Gail Drury’s interview highlights…
What is your design philosophy?
Everything should be cohesive. The client ultimately makes the decision of what the direction is, but it is my job [and my team’s job] to educate them and give options based on their preferences.
Tell us about your professional kitchen and bath design background . . .
I started my career in high-end retail with a cabinet manufacturer, traveling around the country designing commercial offices. I slowly got into residential design and went out on my own, doing kitchens, baths and beyond. I had a boutique showroom. When we outgrew the space, we moved the business to our current 7,500 square foot showroom in downtown Glen Ellyn.
What are your personal kitchen and bath design aesthetics?
I don’t like a whole lot of clutter; simple, but elegant would describe the look I prefer. I like a combination of materials that is subtle and clean, but with a play on textures.
What is your most memorable bath design project to date?
One of my favorite bath design projects is in the Midwest. The shower is in the corner of the bathroom and all the walls are glass, floor-to-ceiling. The windows look out on a courtyard, so it feels like you’re showering outside.
Any bath design advice to share?
Everyone has different needs and different goals, so to make the perfect bathroom you have to take it one step at a time.