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