Sophisticated Living July/August 2014

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The Antithesis of Antiquated

Interior designer Brian Gibson of DIGS melds fun with formality to offer the best of both worlds in an East Walnut Hills home.

Interior Designer Brian Gibson of DIGS melds fun with formality to offer the best of both worlds in an East Walnut Hills Home.  "Why settle for ordinary when you can have unusual and extraordinary?" asked interior designer Brain Gibson of DIGS when questioned about his design philosophy for a historic home in East Walnut Hills.  Formal and decidedly French in style when acquired by the current homeowner, Gibson was given carte blanche and a clean slate to create spaces suitable for frequent and sometimes formal entertaining, yet able to keep pace with the demands o a youthful and active family.

Perched at the edge of a steep hillside with Ohio River views and discreetly tucked amongst grandly proportioned estates from a bygone era, the home's multi-level layout means that its seemingly relatively modest exterior belies a quote spacious interior.  "the home is very much surrounded by its neighbors, but it is laid out to turn in on itself and towards the view.  So, there is a great feeling of privacy." said Gibson. 

Chinese, French, Japanese and English influences are palpable in most rooms, and each boasts its fair share of fine antiques.  here Gibson's tur talent lies is in his ability to keep everything from feeling too precious . Read More.....