Hirshfield’s Designer Feature: Meet Greg!

Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis is home to not only some of the most delicious eye candy the interior design world has to offer, but it is also home to some of the most experienced and creative design professionals in the Twin Cities. Those design professionals being Kathy, Greg, Julia and Meropi. All of them are more than happy to answer your design questions, but we thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight on them and ask them a few questions!

Today, get to know Greg, one of the talented clerks at Hirshfield’s Design Studio. Like Kathy, Greg’s name has also shown up in a few of our blog posts (check out 50’s Revival and What’s New at Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis). Greg admits that he somewhat “stumbled” into the design industry, but after having been here for 22 years we think his stumbling was pretty accurate!

How long have you worked at Hirshfield’s Design Studio?
I’ve been at the Design Studio for 22 years but I’ve been with Hirshfield’s for a total of 25 years. Although it doesn’t feel like it has been that long!

How did you get into design? Is this an industry you’ve always known you wanted to work in?
Honestly, it I just sort of fell into it! But I love my career and wouldn’t change a thing.

How would you describe your personal design style?
Tailored, clean, timeless and mixed.

Do you have a favorite color?
I love neutrals. They’re classic, but you can “punch” them up with accessories and pops of color.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given when it comes to interior design?
Remove yourself from the clients home. They live there, not you. The design needs to suit them and their lifestyle.That said, I always try to bring the client something new and out of the box, something they would never pick on their own, and it usually ends up being what they love the most.

What do you see being big in 2013 when it comes to interior design?
Color for the masses and a new appreciation for quality.

One of Greg's favorite pieces in the showroom - a purchase from High Point Market.
One of Greg’s favorite pieces in the showroom – a purchase from High Point Market.

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