William R. Eubanks
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Fitzgerald said there are no second acts; but were you to follow the life and times of William R. Eubanks, you’d note that, for him, life is a miniseries. He shuttles between his various formats of expression - classic interior design, gardening, nature and the environment, music and opera, travel, reading, and collecting priceless period antiques, with ease and equanimity and seems to pay homage to each and every dimension he explores. And thus, he is able to extract the essence of each subject and still be comfortable in terra incognitas - unknown territory. He has the gift of total attention.
Mr. Eubanks knew early in life that an artful arrangement and presentation of one’s surroundings has a major effect on one’s emotions. He received his bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Memphis and was designing first homes and apartments for his classmates upon graduation. He formally founded his interior design firm in 1976 (in Memphis) and was quickly recognized as a master of “graceful living.” Design assignments took him across the USA and the Continent, and furthered his appreciation for sumptuous fabrics of silk and damask, rich jewel-tone colors, gilt mirrors, Flemish tapestries, French ormulu, paintings by the Old Masters, fine porcelains, Aubussons and Oushaks. He learned that real elegance is simply the appropriate made supremely comfortable.*
“Travel has had an enormous influence on my work,” notes Mr. Eubanks. “The order and timeliness of the Old World holds great appeal for me, which I hope is reflected in my work. Collaborating with my clients is a great part of the business… I am drawn to people and love the interchange of ideas. My goal is to create a personal, exciting atmosphere that is easy to live with and is
comfortable as well as elegant. In short, classic design not only lends itself to comfort and elegance, but also wears well over the years and can be added to over time.” His credo: “I believe good design is like good bone structure - the best foundation on which to build!”
A prominent figure in interior design, William R. Eubanks excels in all things design—from being named one of the top fifty designers in the U.S. by Elements of Living to receiving the inaugural “Star of Design” award from the Design Center of the Americas.
William R. Eubanks holds a B.F.A. and license in interior design and is a prestigious member of ASID, IIDA, Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, Interiors Design Alliance Advisory Board and Interior Design Advisory Board for the University of Memphis.
David J. Gengler, A.I.A.
A native of Southern California David began his career in Coconut Grove Florida after earning his Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Miami. As the principal architect for William R. Eubanks, David brilliantly integrates the interior design concepts of a project into the architectural bones of the structure providing the foundation for the ensuing layers to take shape. With fourteen years of experience in high-end residential and commercial design, David also is a licensed architect in the state of Florida, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has recently been published in Florida Design magazine.