The Art of Space
With a natural eye for design — and by successfully leveraging his background in dance and the arts — Francis Toumbakaris has crafted Francis Interiors into one of the leading Interior Design companies in New York City. Fluid aesthetics, creative problem solving, and the added benefit of a contracting team under the same roof, help Francis Interiors not only stand out, but elevate the company to “must-have” status among the elite addresses of Manhattan.
From Dance to Design
Before appearing on HGTV’s hit show, Brother vs. Brother, before The Rachel Ray Show, before the Nate Berkus Show, and before Francis Interiors, Francis Toumbakaris was a dancer. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Francis left his country to pursue the beauty and elegance of classical ballet in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was there - at the age of 15 - that he designed his first ‘home away from home,’ constructing original furniture, wiring dimmer switches, and painting his studio to suit his style and needs.
As the years passed, the ballet brought a life of inspiration and exploration. Between world tours and Broadway shows, film roles and television appearances, Francis was constantly challenged to create “home” in new locations. It was through these experiences that Francis strengthened his talents as a performer, but also cultivated a unique style of design.
Livable Luxury with Urban Sophistication
Not defined by a specific era or style, we design and build interiors that reflect comfortable luxury with a classic urban feel. Luxury is a state of mind shaped by confidence, and ‘confidence in space’ is what sets Francis Interiors distinct as one of New York’s most versatile interior design firms.
“Dancers learn to appreciate how bodies and objects flow through space. I bring that philosophy into our projects, striving to find the perfect balance in a room through thoughtful design and efficient layouts. Dancers are also known for their tenacity. We understand the importance of finishing each and every detail to perfection.” - Francis Toumbakaris
Given his unique approach, it’s no surprise that clients of Francis Interiors reside in high-end apartments, townhouses and condos across Greater New York City and the Tri-State Area. Whether decorating residences in Chelsea and Central Park West or designing and managing gut renovations in TriBeCa and the Upper East Side, Francis’ style marries sophistication and individualized attention with practical use so that clients feel at home the moment they walk in the door.
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