You who have been to my office know that I share a greystone with my husband Alan Koppel, owner of Alan Koppel Gallery. We have always had a strong aesthetic relationship and we have had a profound influence on each other. For the last 47 years, we have developed and honed our aesthetic, both individually and collectively. We both have clients who value our creativity. My clients rely on me to to deliver interesting and functional interiors that reflect their personality. Alan’s clients respect his eye. They want him to find important art and unique collectable pieces that give their home a certain cache.
From time to time, we have had the good fortune of actually sharing clients. From my perspective, when this happens, the client ends up with a stimulating and elegant end result. And the clients who work with Alan and me know that.
A room comes alive with art on the walls and objects on horizontal surfaces. Alan always has an array of paintings, photographs, sculpture and objects in the gallery. What I love about sharing clients is that I can dip into his inventory and try things out in my clients’ homes and on their walls. When things work I refer to it as “Instant Gratification.” Alan and my tastes compliment each other, so it’s like one-stop shopping for our clients. In my opinion, those clients get the best of both worlds.