Home and Living loves to feature interior designers, their methodology and photos to inspire and enjoy, Today we are talking to Barbara Scavullo from ScavulloDesign.
For over 30 years, San Francisco designer Barbara Scavullo has been at the helm of ScavulloDesign. In that time she has established a solid reputation based on a “no signature style” design philosophy. “How could we have a signature style,” she says, “when our whole focus is matching our work to the individual client and projects?
She tells us a little about the Sea Cliff Project but you really need to visit the slideshow to get the details. Enjoy!
“…our whole focus is matching our work to the individual client…”
ScavulloDesign: Sea Cliff Project
Per Barbara Scavullo:
“ScavulloDesign was the design lead for the project. We hired a consulting architect to execute the exterior elements of our design and to handle the permitting.
The main design objective was to transform the house from a comfortable family home to a living gallery that would house the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art. Our client’s comment was, ‘The grandkids are welcome at Tahoe. This is my house!’
To achieve this, we made significant architectural changes. The entry was made dramatic and light-filled by opening the stair. The hall, which accesses the bedrooms, was widened, thus becoming, not a hall, but a true gallery.
In the living/dining rooms, a beautiful new shelf which cuts through the floor to ceiling glass serves a dual purpose: The shelf itself provides dramatic display space for sculpture. It also creates a lower panel of opaque glass, which masks the roofs of the adjacent houses and focuses the view on the bridge and the Marin Headlands.
The client’s art collection is eclectic and highly personal. Works by Jeff Koons, Deborah Butterfield, Dale Chihuly and Julian Schnabel are exhibited alongside MFA project pieces by graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute.”
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Visit the slideshow for project photos and commentary.
All Photography by Matthew Millman.