Fawn Galli's eclectic work is deeply rooted in her erudite and international background. The designer grew up in California and then went abroad to Paris and Madrid. She came back to New York to work in European furniture at Christie's. "I draw from all of these influences," says Galli. She cites the nature of rural California, the refined decorative detailing of Parisian architecture, and the artistic and cutting-edge energy of New York as sources of deep inspiration.
Fawn started her career working for design legends like Robert A.M. Stern and Peter Marino. She then launched her own business in 2007. Since then, her original work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Domino, House Beautiful and 1stdibs.
Below, we took a closer look at three of our favorite projects by Fawn Galli Interiors.
Washington Square Wonder
Photo: William Waldron, Courtesy of Elle Decor
Galli designed this beautifully layered apartment for a fashion designer, a scientist, and their young family. For the design-savvy owners, Fawn artfully pulled references and mixed textiles from the 18th Century with contemporary pieces. The result: a stylish and wildly original space that speaks to the personality of the family who lives there.
- Sconces: Pair of Vintage Murano Ice Glass and Brass Wall Sconces by J.T. Kalmar from 20th Century Gallery
- Floor Lamps: Hemi Klot Floor Lamps from Metropolis Modern
- Area Rug: 1910 Kerman Persian Rug from Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs
- Button Stools: 1960s Vintage Button Top Stools with Lucite Base by Royle from Estate Traders
- Stool Fabric: Old World Weavers "Hollywood Grape" in Platinum
- Sofas: Fawn Galli Interiors Custom by Todd Merrill
- Sofa Fabric: Rose Cumming "Pemberley Velvet" (5587/09 Blue)
- Mini Pillow Fabric: Lauren Hwang "Brooklyn Tapestry" (Sparrow/Multi – Assembled By Mimi Fery)
- Mini Pillow Trim: Kensington Onion Tassel Fringe for Pillows (Color 16 Orchid – Samuel & Sons)
- Throw Pillow Fabric: Christopher Hyland "Stewart Lampas" (Assembled by Mimi Fery)
- Throw Pillow Trim: Fluorescent Yellow from Fabric Market (B&J Fabrics)
- Coffee Table: 1960s Bronze and Lucite Coffee Table from Eric Appel
- Custom Infinite Love Mirror by Ivan Navarro
- Fireplace Mantel: Westland London "Louis XVI Fireplace Mantel in Breche Violette"
Central Park Stunner
Photo Richard Powers, Courtesy of Architectural Digest
This luxurious Central Park apartment was created with a family in mind. "When Fawn walked in, she said, 'Milanese apartment with that old-world-meets-mid-century mix, even referencing the Villa Necchi Campiglio, and that was it,'" recalls the owner, referring to the home featured in the 2009 Luca Guadagnino film I Am Love. The space built for this literary family is both interesting and functional. A hallmark quality of Galli's work.
- Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Tundra
- Wall Sconce: 1960s Italian Brass Foglio Wall Sconces by Tobia Scarpa for Flos from Fears and Kahn Gallery, UK
- Millwork: Douglas Wright Architects
- Ceiling Light: 1960s Italian Hexagonal Textured Glass and Brass Flush Mount by Stilnovo from MDRN Gallery, Vienna
- Drapery: Custom Woven Silk Panels Designed by FGI with Carol Cassidy and Laos Textiles
- Window Seat: Custom by FGI, Upholstered in African Mud Cloth from the Harlem African Market
- Sofa: Client's Existing Sofa Upholstered in Cypress Green Soiree Velvet by Larsen
- Sofa Pillows: LIMB Woven Fabric by Malhia Kent
- Lounge Chair: Rosewood with Black Leather by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller from Lobel Modern, NYC
- Cigar Table
- Side Tables: Domino Tables by Mathieu Matégot for Atelier Matégot from Wright Now, Chicago
- Coffee Table: Glazed Tile Coffee Table by Roger Capron from Off The Wall Antiques, L.A.
- Clamp Lights: Dilem Clamp Lamps by Umberto Riva for Fontana Arte from Compasso, Milan
- Area Rug: Pashmina Shag White Wool Rug from Tai Ping
Photo: Richard Powers
According to Galli, "This is the house of fun times." This New Jersey home was designed with parties and playdates in mind. The decor is centered around sports and activities with a polished point of view. The scheme relies on a spirited mix of color with pops of contemporary geometrics. It is both fun and functional for a growing family.