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Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, Ghislaine brings a special blend of international sensibility, intuitive style, humor, irony and refreshing enthusiasm to her work. She is driven daily by her passion for interior design and especially by color.  Ghislaine and her team thrive on collaboration and although the backbone of their work is a strong clean refreshing look, they dare to go "off roading" by experimenting with and exploring many areas of design.

Ghislaine Viñas established her interior design studio in 1999, when commissioned to do the complete build-out of a 9,000-sq-ft office/art gallery in the Starrett Lehigh Building in New York's Chelsea art district.  Since then she has successfully completed many projects, both commercial and residential, ranging from New York City, including apartments, townhouses, lofts and an art gallery in Chelsea, to offices and homes in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Holland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Ghislaine has chosen to keep her office small so her clients can expect a very “hands-on” personal approach as she works through the project.  Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design embarked on their first hospitality project in 2012 and they are currently developing a product line on top of many other exciting design projects.

Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design was awarded the Interior Design Merit Award for Best of Year in the residential category in 2007, 2008 and 2011 and has won the Interior Design Best of Year award in 2010, 2012 and 2014.  In 2007 she won the Pantone "Color Outside the Lines" competition for color use in residential interiors , as well receiving third place in the Electrolux, "The Lived-In Kitchen", design competition and honorable mention in the same competition in 2012.   The firm was awarded the prestigious Benjamin Moore Hue Award in 2010 for their use of color in residential interiors.

Ghislaine has been featured on various TV programs including HGTV, Open House New York and IDTV “Designing New York”.

Ghislaine's work has graced the covers of countless magazines and she has been published worldwide in publications including: Interior Design, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Departures, Frame,  O At Home, Dwell, Elle Decor Japan, England and Mexico as well as Architectural Digest in Russia just to name a few. 

Ghislaine studied interior design at Philadelphia University and moved to New York right after receiving her degree. Ghislaine now lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.

HONORS & AWARDS

2016
Inaugural NYCxDESIGN Awards Winner
Category: Fabric/Wallcoverings

Inaugural NYCxDESIGN Awards Honoree
Category: Workplace (Budget)

2015
Interior Design Magazine
Best of 10 Years Winner (Residential Interiors)

2014
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Winner (Café)
Best of Year Winner (Residential Interiors)

2012
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Winner (Large Residence)

2011
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Merit Award

2010
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Winner (Urban Residential) 

Benjamin Moore
Hue Award for Residential Interiors

2008
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Merit Award

2007
Pantone's Color Outside the Lines
Residential Winner

Electrolux
Live-In Kitchen Competition - Third Place Winner

Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year Merit Award

2005
AIA
Merit Award for Interior Architecture

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2014
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Interior Design Lecture Series                        

City College of New York
Spitzer School of Architecture

NY Times / Architectural Digest Show 
Adding Color, Accessories & Texture: Making a Room Sing

Kean University
Thinking Creatively Conference

2012
Philadelphia University 

Annual Spring Lecture Series

2011
NY Times / Architectural Digest Show
Kitchens & Baths

Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
Department of Interior Design Lecture Series

2010
New York Design Center (NYDC)
What's New, What's Next

2009
Parsons, The New School for Design
Color of Space Series

2008
Nebraska State University
Hyde Lecture Series