It took some persuading, but Giselle Loor talked her husband, Brett Sugerman, into converting their garage into a home theater. The couple had explored adding on to their house, but it would have been double the expense of a garage conversion and would have created problems with the home’s roofline. A garage conversion made the most sense, so the cars would have to go outdoors.
Giselle Loor Sugerman & Brett Sugerman of B+G Design are honored & humbled to be the winners of the 'Interior Design' award at the DCOTA Stars of Design Awards, held in Dania Beach on February 1, 2017
This year’s Miami Design on a Dime was properly held in the Design District in February. The interior designer event united Miami’s renowned interior designers to create and design a room which raised funds and awareness for Housing Works, an organization missioned to end AIDS by 2025. b+g design inc. Husband and wife, Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor Sugerman, owners of b+g design inc. took part in this creative event and share their experiences below.
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Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor, the principals behind b+g design who are partners in work and life, are used to conjuring the perfect modern homes for others, but when it came to finding their own house and refashioning it, they found they were as particular as any of their clients.
Every home that Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor design together is really about their marriage. Case in point: When their client’s biggest concern was finding male-female “balance” in his new apartment - now married, he didn’t want a bachelor pad feel - he relied on the affectionately sexy pair. “He was one of my first clients,” Sugerman recalls. “We started working together in 1991.” The client had followed Sugerman’s career and hired b+g to design a house on Venetian Island back in 2001.
Giselle Loor is not a mind reader but she does admit to sometimes knowing what her clients want before they do—and relying heavily on intuition to inspire her projects. Her husband, Brett Sugerman, doesn’t dispute this. (Brett is the “b” and Giselle the “g” in the Fort Lauderdale design firm they founded in 2006.) “I approach things differently than Brett,” she says of her husband, who is known for his form-follows-function-follows-form mantra and his attraction for the technical aspects of architecture. “He is more left-brained, more male in perspective than I am,” Loor adds. Together, their ability to embrace both perspectives is b+g design’s métier, the sexy secret to their success.
Design couple Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor of b + g design inc. are the creative minds behind five of the St. Regis Bal Harbour’s residential units. With prices starting at $1.9 million, the units range from 1,700 to 3,600-square-feet and each are outfitted with furnishings by brands such as Alexander McQueen, Missoni and Emilio Pucci.
ELLE DECOR debuted a design showhouse at Paramount Bay and turned the fashionable penthouse into a design spectacular. The ten featured designers, selected by the editors of ELLE DECOR brought incredible international fashion to Art Basel.
Giselle Loor is one half of the dynamite design duo, b+g design. She and her husband, Brett Sugerman, are behind an award-winning and cutting-edge firm located in Hollywood, Fl. Their work on the DCOTA Design House, located in Dania Beach, Florida, is featured in HGTV's showcase - make sure to see this absolutely gorgeous house.
Power couple Brett Sugerman & Giselle Loor are a team in every sense of the word: they’re married and they work together. How do they manage to hold it together and avoid homicide charges? Well, ask them...