7 Interior Designers Reveal Their Clients’ Strangest Obsessions

“What is a designer to do when his client falls hard for a life-size Yves Klein-blue flocked-velvet gorilla sculpture? Embrace it and give it pride of place in a dazzling white Miami house. Throw in a giant orange sectional for good measure—and don’t tell the husband.” — Brian Murphy, New York


“A prominent American novelist asked that we insert a 60-foot handgun range in his luxury condo development in an East Coast city not unfamiliar with gun violence. We managed to design it and get it approved, but as construction began, word leaked to the press and the client decided not to proceed.” — Dominic Kozerski, New York