GERRIE BREMERMANN Interview

June 12, 2011



The fabulous
New Orleans-based designer
who is Gerrie Bremermann,
whose work is consistently
superior and inspiring joins us today
for an inspired life.

Not only does she lead
an inspired life,

for decades

G e r r i e   B r e m e r m a n n

has inspired countless others.


See how happy I felt hearing from GB?

Shhhhhhhhh! The designer's own living room...

Let's peek at some of her gorgeous interior design
and pick her gorgeous brain a bit, shall we?

Of course I asked her about honoring creativity.
It's too important an issue.

GB:
"God created man. We must be creative."

Me:
I see a connection between
creativity and the divine too.


Enchanting and such atmosphere.

She loves chairs.
And pretty billowy panels.
Lots of traditional French antiques.
And contemporary art.
With her touch and keen eye,
a synthesis of lovely
magically blooms.


My inquiry about finding lovely
in the everyday evoked a simple reply.

GB:

"Think only good thoughts."

Me:
Brings to mind what someone else said:
If you want to be unhappy
think about yourself...if you want to be
happy, think about others.


This is the photo.

The photo which practically made me weep
and the one where I discovered GB and Louisiana artist George Marks.

Anyone else remember this in Traditional Home?

Still giddy seeing this bedroom today.

The painting by George Marks
fills up my senses
and creates a tranquil dream space.
Watery aquas...umber... and all that subtlety GB captures.

What comes to the designer's mind
when she hears "beauty in imperfection?"

GB:

"Nothing is perfect."

Me:
Hmmmmm...
except the scent of a newborn,
the air just before it rains,
the sound of churchbells,
or the words "I'm sorry..."

 
So quietly romantic.

How important is humor
to your life and to your work?

GB:

"Laughing is better than crying."

Me:
Yep. It's important.



So classic and warm and live-able.

At the moment, what three things inspire you?

GB:

"My staff,
my clients,
and
my work."

Me:
What a lovely trio.



Shall we all release a collective sigh?
Ahhhhhhhhh.

So grateful to
Gerrie Bremermann
for graciously sharing
her thoughts here.

For decades she has delivered
timeless and personal interiors
which elevate the everyday of her clients.

Brilliant space with a painting by Amanda Talley.

You inspire us,
Gerrie Bremermann.


While in NOLA, visit her lovely shop
Bremermann Designs
on Magazine Street.


Peace to you right where you are.


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9 comments

  1. What a great interview Michele!
    I love her work. So light and classic and liveable....which is so important to me!
    So many interiors are stuffy or fussy. She has just the right mix of new and old. Very talented lady!
    xx
    A

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  2. Michele,

    This is a beautiful and truly inspiring post. I loved seeing your smile, your happiness.

    You look divine.

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com


    PS: I'm still eating the bagels! :-)

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  5. I've had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Gerrie several times in person when down in NOLA on business. Love her and her work, she's truly a nice lady. Wonderful post and sorry I'm ot on Mac.

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  6. Hi sweet pea,

    Short answers, but sweet! And I rather like your counter-answers in this post, Michele!!

    You're amazing the way you've found all these lovely people to interview.

    I've been thinking of you LOTS, by the way, over this past week. How is everything over there? Especially with you son.

    Big hugs to you,
    Sarahx

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  7. @AO
    how lucky you get to rub elbows with folks like GB in NOLA! i want to visit someday soon as i've never been. cannot wait.

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  9. You are a star, getting all interviewing these inspiring people. The photo with the watery aqua painting is divine! Loving Gerrie's work - timelessly romantic.

    Meera xx

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