Marc Normand Gelinas is best known for his classic and inviting designs, reflecting his knowledge of color, scale, and art. He believes that each project should reflect the personality and personal style of each client, giving them a well-designed, comfortable, and functional space.
What inspired this career path for you?
When I was 13, I came across Architectural Digest for the first time. With each page, I immediately began to imagine edits and found ways to enhance the aesthetics of each space. I decided then to become an interior designer.
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
Tell us about your creative process.
I believe that each project should reflect the personality and personal style of each client, giving them a well-designed, comfortable, and functional space.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Classic, competent, thoughtful, detailed, approachable, receptive
What’s a staple in your tool kit?
Who do you look up to in the design world?
Gary Crain, Bruce Gregga, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
An office library for Rachel Maddow’s home in Massachusetts.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” — Coco Chanel
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
TV Shows: Game of Thrones and Netflix series Versailles; Veranda and Architectural Digest are my magazine staples.
What do you love about Viyet?
I have used Viyet and am a fan of the accessibility the site provides. In our busy lives, I appreciate the convenience and immediate gratification that businesses like Viyet bring to customers.