Patrick Gallagher has always had a keen eye for good
design. From rearranging the family furniture in his childhood home in
South Bend, Indiana, to his studies at the Fashion Institute of
Technology in Manhattan, he has been passionate about all things visual.
After FIT and a stint in retailing at Bloomingdales New York and
Burdines Florida, Patrick moved to Milan to pursue his interest in
Realizing that fashion was also
integral to the home furnishings market, he returned to New York and
became one of the most sought after photo stylists for the home. His
clients included The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Martex
and J.P. Stevens linens and Waterford and Wedgwood tableware. From that
visual merchandising background he next joined F. Schumacher and Company
- a premiere home textile manufacturer - as their Director of Visual
Merchandising, responsible for 19 showrooms worldwide. After
transforming the image of Schumacher - and designing their first
furniture and accessory collection - he left to start his own design
Since 1993, Patrick has worked on high end
residential design projects, both large and small, from his Greek
Revival studio in Stonington, Connecticut. His work always achieves the
same result - a stunning balance of comfort and style that perfectly
suits the architecture, the homeowner's taste and the discerning eye.
With his commitment to quality and a profound respect for historic
preservation, Patrick has worked on homes of varying styles and
heritage. This appreciation of heritage led Patrick to the Connecticut
Antiquarian and Landmark Society where he served as Vice-Chairman of the
board and subsequently to the Royal Oak Foundation, the American
Friends of the National Trust of England, Northern Ireland and Wales,
where he served as Chairman.
In 2009, Patrick broadened his vision to include life in Rome, Italy. There in the heart of the Eternal City, European influences contributed to the design of his premier collection of fabrics for the home – Patrick Gallagher Tessuti - that debuted at the Palazzo Taverna in October 2011. Presently, his collection is proudly represented by 18 showrooms around the world.
Patrick now manages to fulfill the growing needs of his new Tessuti business in addition to select decorating projects around the globe while embracing the Roman way of life, along with his dog, Brewster.