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.