Savvy Tastemakers: Gabriel Scott

Savvy Tastemakers: Gabriel Scott

“I tend to treat decorating as I do other design problems, which is to say that I like to start with details and turn them into a theme to help inform the rest of the space.”

—Scott Richler, Gabriel Scott


Gabriel Kakon and I share more than just a first name and a hometown. Him and business partner Scott Richler have a keen eye for design and a business sense that quickly propelled them to the top of the world of furniture and lighting. With backgrounds in architecture, industrial and fashion design, these two brothers-in-law launched their contemporary line GABRIEL SCOTT in 2012, and opened their first showroom in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Since then, their pieces have been featured in countless interiors, from the windows of Bergdorf Goodman to high-end residential projects by designers like Amanda Nisbet and ASH NYC—and even in Sarah Jessica Parker’s old townhouse in Greenwich Village. The pair split their time between Montreal and New York, where they know all the best spots, without fail. You’ll want to know exactly where Gabriel eats and Scott shops. From Le Coucou to The Line—these two know where it’s at.



Name  Gabriel Kakon & Scott Richler

Occupation  Co-founders, Gabriel Scott

Lives in  Montreal & New York City



Favorite place in the world Las Brisas, Mexico holds a special place in my heart.

Favorite hotel  Recently stayed at and enjoyed the very charming St Marc Hotel in Paris.

Next destination Absolutely Japan, as I have promised my dear wife Clio too many times.

Best meal you’ve ever had  Recently? Mission Chinese. Incredibly original mix of traditional Chinese and traditional Eastern European. And killer ambiance.

You would travel just to visit  Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, without hesitation.



Astrological sign  Sagittarius

Favorite candle Tie: Diptyque OUD & Cire Trudon ‘Roi Soleil’

Book on your nightstand Iq84  by Haruki Murakami

On your Spotify  Chet Faker Radio

Cocktail of choice  Monte Carlo

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  Carlos Scarpa

Share one entertaining secret Always invite at least one new person to the dinner party.

Go-to host gift  Diptyque scents

Bucket list item  Own a piece by Pierre Soulages



Favorite restaurant Le Coucou in NYC by Roman and Williams is romantic & chic.

Sunday brunch Le Parvis in Montreal is one of the cities hidden gems. Great brunch, handsome crowd.

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  Our dear friend Cervantes’ place The Ship, on Lafayette in Lower Manhattan. Great space, and excellent drinks.

Go-to furniture shops  Our very own GABRIEL SCOTT Nolita showroom of course! But we also love dropping by our friends at The Line, who carry an excellent selection of home goods and furniture.

I walk into your closet, I find pieces from… Way too many sneakers. Lots of navy blue clothes. And everything must go to the tailor before it gets to my closet.

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there? Our Nolita showroom buys local at Shu’s Flowers on Mulburry Street. Our go-to are White Orchids, White Peonies, White or Plum Calla Lillies, and Green Dianthus.



Your style in 3 words  Simple space, rich detail (4 words)

Fabric of choice  Dedar velvet

Go-to bedding  Tenfold

Favorite paint color  Farrow & Ball Down Pipe

Go-to trade person  For cabinets: Kastella in Montreal

Lighting source  Ours (as in Gabriel Scott)

Decorating cheap thrill  Obviously lighting.

Savvy Tastemakers: Gabriel Scott

Menu Black Marble Clock | They New York Two-Tone Low Sneakers | Paul Kremer Painting

CC-Tapis Visioni A Rug | Cartier Vermeil Tank Watch | ASH New York Arc Stool