First/Person: Acting the Part with Lev Gorn

Cara Gibbs

10 September 2020


Listen in as our Creative Director chats with inspiring leaders from all industries as they discuss art, travel, design and everything in between.



Maybe you’ve seen him in acclaimed television series like The Americans, The Wire, Maniac, Jack Ryan (the list goes on), but did you know that actor Lev Gorn is also an interiors buff? In addition to his acting chops, Lev is also a fine artist, and here he shares his favorite design hotspots on the fly.

Lev Gorn, Two/Tone, S. Harris Interviews, Jodi Finer, Interior Design, IG, Instagram Live, IGTV
Lev Gorn, Two/Tone, S. Harris Interviews, Jodi Finer, Interior Design, IG, Instagram Live, IGTV




Coffee or Tea… LAVAZZA made in a Copper Turkish coffee pot with coconut sugar and half ’n half.

Never without… My sense of humor.

BLANK is the new BLANK... Love is the new Hate.

Color you couldn’t live without… Yves Klein Blue

Fave movie of all time… Doctor Zhivago (obviously)

Actor muse… Toni Servillo

Favorite museum… Van Gogh Museum

Last trip you were on… Italy - Venice Film Festival 2019

Last book you read… Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Favorite restaurant… I prefer my own home-cooked slop. But, if you had to drag me out then I’ll settle for the skate fish at Le Singe Vert. (You can’t eat design so I’ll settle for food. Although good design can make your escargot smack his mama.)

Favorite hotel… The London Hotel (West Hollywood)



Design is…crucial.

Art will always…explore the mystery of human existence.

Film is...good with 3 slices of pizza

If you were a color it would be… Electric Blue (like Eddie Grant)

If you were a texture it would be… Sweatpants

I’m a firm believer in… lose 5lbs and get a tan

I’m deeply grateful for… French fries

The world needs more… people like my mom



Lev Gorn, Two/Tone, S. Harris Interviews, Interior Design, artAbove Left: From Lev's The Places In Between collection: Pearly Gates with Monalisa (2015) 66" x 77".
Above Right: From Lev's Medication For Happiness collection: Beautiful Experience No. 52 30x45 2015 Hahnemule Photo Rag Paper.


s. harris, fabrics, s. harris fabrics, Anza, Borrego Blue

s. harris, fabrics, s. harris fabrics, Dresden, Ebonite


s. harris, fabrics, s. harris fabrics, Bizzle Cloth, Passion Pink



Cara Gibbs

Cara is a freelance design and lifestyle writer, editor, and stylist residing in Manhattan. Formerly the principal style editor at Luxe Interiors + Design, she now is a regular contributor to Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Wallpaper, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is also the co-founder of the artisan marketplace, In The Pursuit, a platform that marries content with commerce through a lifestyle lens.

Subscribe to our Blog