home & design: designers issue 2012

Meet the Designers: Vincent Sagart

Home & Design, Summer 2012

Known for his straightforward, instinctive and cosmopolitan interior architecture and design, Vincent Sagart creates a symbiotic relationship between architecture, interiors and lighting, blending styles and influences. “You do not have to be a Minimalist,” he observes, “to create spaces that are streamlined, peaceful and organized.” Sagartstudio represents European manufacturers of kitchens, cabinetry, lighting and bath products. “We control what we design and that sets us apart,” Sagart says. “It’s why we have many loyal return clients and enjoy strong relationships with architects and designers.”

Project you’re most proud of and why?

Right now my favorite is a renovation of a stone house in Orange County Hunt Territory, where I have had a chance to blend my love for horses, the country and natural materials with my reverence for texture, light, technology, and contemporary, open spaces.

Common design mistake homeowners make?

To not use local resources. Start your research online, but I recommend visiting “brick & mortar” stores as soon as possible where you get to experience furniture collections that have been carefully curated and presented. One of the best local resources is the Washington Design Center, which has more than 40 showrooms open to both homeowners and trade.

Signature of a well designed home?

A well designed home is without clutter, over-decoration or excessive nostalgia – a place where you can be yourself.

Favorite room in your home?

My bedroom. Stimulation comes from our surroundings, so it is understated and tranquil. No electronics and no alarm clock; a minimalist bed by Paolo Piva, a library concealed behind wall paneling and a few favorite pieces of art make it easy to fall asleep and a joy to wake up.

Celebrity design crush?

I admire Paola Navone. This instinctive designer/dreamer has been magically blending forms from the West with flavors and colors from the East for the past two decades.