A Glamorous Apartment for a Fashion-Forward Family

Designer Fawn Galli Brings Parisian Style to NYC

A Lush Apartment for a Fashion-Forward Family | Interior Design by Fawn Galli | Photography by Costas Picadas | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Eclectic Living Room | Blue Living Room | Glamorous Living Room | Dining Space
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Designer Fawn Galli’s unique style has been described as worldly, fantastical and even ’70s disco glam. Her audacious use of color, pattern and texture creates fantasy spaces that are unexpected and stunningly beautiful.

This home for a fashion designer wife, her entrepreneur husband, and their children, was inspired by Fawn’s time in France and feels like an opulent Parisian apartment. The wife was very involved in design decisions allowing  her artful sensibilities to shine.

Fawn has long experience with shopping Paris Flea markets and an innate sense for mixing inexpensive items with high-end furnishings.“We embraced the mix of vintage and modern, pops of rich color, and unexpected details to create a fresh apartment that reflects the clients’ taste.”

The attention to detail is impeccable from copper accents in the kitchen used to warm up a white and grey palette, to hand plastered walls and ceilings and even a custom black-smithed curtain rod.

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In the living room, sleek sofas in bright blue velvet and a bold bronze and lucite coffee table are juxtaposed against a Louis XVI-style white marble mantel and vintage rug. This surprising mix of modern and vintage creates an extravagant yet approachable space.

Persian Rug: Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs | Mantle: Demolition Depot | Custom plasterwork: Evergreene Architectural Arts | Hemi klot floor lamps: Metropolis Modern | Sofas: Todd Merrill | Bronze and Lucite coffee table: Eric Appel | Button Stools: Estate Traders  

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“The ombré curtains were inspired by Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress and the homeowner’s love of fabric dipping.” Bold chain-link drapery tie-backs add additional glamour.

Drapery fabric: Osborne & Little | Chain link drapery tie-backs in antique gold finish:  P.E. Guerin | Curtain rod: Danny Hurwitz

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Wallpaper is a strong element in Fawn’s designs and this apartment is a wonderful representation of how bold and whimsical patterns can bring a space to life. The dining wallpaper is a damask fabric reminiscent of old world glamour.

Crystal Prism Chandelier: Peter Mikic Interiors | Jacques Adnet dining chairs: 1stdibs

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Faux fur stools add a fun element to the kitchen.

Custom barstools: Argosy Designs | Decorative stained glass window panel and copper sheet metal: Empire Metal Finishing | Faucet: Waterworks | Island – Marble and Stone Creations, Brooklyn | Large lion’s paw island foot: P.E. Guerin | Tile: Granada Tile

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Costas Picadas
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In the daughter’s bedroom, Fawn used a unique metallic-sheen wallpaper to camouflage the closet doors.

Fish Wallpaper: De Gournay | Antique Persian Heriz rug: Nazmiyal collection

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Fawn spent her formative years during the disco era which has made her comfortable with “over the top glam” and a design aesthetic where “nothing is off limits”.

This imaginative, gorgeous apartment is a great testament to Fawn’s vision and collaboration with the homeowners.

Meet the designer Fawn Galli of Fawn Galli Interior Design

Fawn Galli Interior Design is a full-service residential and commercial firm with extensive experience in all aspects of interior design from construction management and renovations to overseeing every detail of the decorating process. Fawn brings a fresh eye and modern mastery of color to her design. With a nod to the past but a focus firmly tuned to today, she creates inspired interiors that meld the traditional and the modern.

A well-traveled explorer, Fawn finds inspiration in a myriad of worlds including fashion, textiles, 70’s disco and nature. She harmoniously mingles the old and the new, vintage and contemporary, all with a personal touch. Her layered interiors, which often employ unexpected materials and bold use of color, are all designed with the aim of creating spaces that are distinctive, memorable and, most importantly, reflective of each client’s taste and lifestyle.

Projects range from a Newport, Rhode Island estate and homes in Connecticut and the Hamptons, to a West Village townhouse, Soho offices for a film editing company and a classic Brooklyn brownstone.

Before breaking out on her own, Fawn spent years living in Paris where she studied French, leading her to a position in the European furniture department of Christie’s. She got her start in interior design working for Robert A.M. Stern where, among her many projects, she designed Mr. Stern’s own loft and apartment. She went on to work with Peter Marino before eventually launching her own firm in 2007.

Fawn’s work has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Lonny Magazine, Domino, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among other outlets.

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