For the most part, two design headsare always better than one. AndBrett Sugerman and Giselle Loor,who head up the boutique firmB+G in Hollywood, are living proofof that. He’s the offspring of Floridadesign royalty, architect BarrySugerman and late interior designerPenny Sugerman. She’s a tastemak-er through and through who hasbeen in the industry since 1995. Bothhave been part of South Florida’sdesign community for more than adecade as heads of their ownstudios, but it was Home of FineDecorators (now Fine Design) thatbrought them together for the firsttime in 2001. Years later, after team-ing up for numerous projects for Fine,they decided to take a chance withtheir own firm in 2006 and openedB+G to focus on high-end residentialwork and executive class commer-cial projects. Just seven monthsago they took another plunge andgot married.“We certainly mean it when wesay relationship is a key word at ourfirm,” says Sugerman. “Not only areGiselle and I a couple, but our firm islike a small family, and every projectis a team effort.”That approach has served B+Gwell. In just over a year and a half, thefirm has amassed an impressiveportfolio of projects in Florida,California, North Carolina andColorado. One such recent case isthe California home of a developerwith whom Sugerman and Loor hadpreviously collaborated (both for hisbusiness and personal properties).
Right: In the dining room, a Macassarebony table is topped with an ebonizedbranch sculpture from JF Chen. On theleft, a selection of the homeowner’s signif-icant art collection, which Sugerman andLoor helped to add on to during thedesign process. Above: Giselle Loor andBrett Sugerman.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | MAY 2008
Sophistication and texture take over in aLos Angeles pied-à-terre
DESIGN BY BRETT SUGERMAN & GISELLE LOORPHOTOGRAPHY BY ERHARD PFEIFFER TEXT BY LUIS R. RIGUAL