Take a deep love of nature, mix in a healthy dose of disco and fashion and add a passionate dollop of luxury and you have the Fawn Galli design cocktail. Unpredictable, witty and whimsical is how she likes it and so do her clients who appreciate her ability to perceive their deepest design desires even if they don’t know what they are. Join us for a behind the scenes visit with the designer in her eclectic Brooklyn town house where her fearless approach to design proves that everything works in the “surreal sparkle of (her) clashing worlds.”
Growing up in the wilds of Northern California (first a houseboat and then a cabin in the woods), Fawn developed “a deep sensitivity to space and environment, and the notion that a home can be a magical place.”
After a time in Paris and extensive travel always on the search for exotic adventure and a bohemian party scene, she ended up in New York where a job at an antiques store led to the decorative arts department at Christie’s followed by positions at prestigious firms Robert A.M. Stern and Peter Marino.
All these experiences have contributed to Fawn’s ability to create interiors that are one part fantasy and one part practical – her own vibrant version of form and function. Through a prism of layered textiles and furnishings and a heady mix of high and low, Fawn has the uncanny ability to create a sparkling vision and make it all look effortless.
three photos above by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
But behind her out of the box spaces are grounded design principles of scale, structure, balance and color, which are distilled into five elements (Nature, Clashing, Surrealism, Bohemian and Sparkle) in her book, Magical Rooms.
Whether a grand space in Newport,
photo by Costas Picadas
or a fantastical downtown NYC apartment,
photo by Costas Picadas
Fawn’s spaces encourage us to live expansively and express our individuality in our own homes. So thank you Fawn, we are so inspired by your enchanting creativity!
13 thoughts on “At Home in Brooklyn with Fawn Galli”
Very cool place. Love the fabrics. Also love your outfit, Susanna. Thanks for continuing to post these; we all need the diversion right now.
Very cool place. Love the fabrics. Also love your outfit, Susanna. Thanks for continuing to post these; we all need the diversion right now. Looking forward to more.
The fabrics are beautiful! The chairs with the solid green trim were a great detail. Absolutely loved the powder room!
I adore the geometric almost greek key wallpaper in the insets. Would you share the maker? thanks so much!
So glad you enjoyed Susan! The wallpaper is by Florence Broadhurst!
oooh, I had to smile…I just “wall papered” the inside of four lampshades! The most beautiful handmade pink marble w/antique gold veining pricey paper. Just luv these “escapes” you’al treat us to!! franki
LOVE this mix of disco, modern and traditional. So very playful and original. Keep it up Fawn Galli Interiors!
I love seeing different perspectives on style. Love all the colors – it has a tone of joy. Thanks for sharing!
The whimsy and sophistication combined to make a uniquely livable, lovable, home that made me smile.
Some people believe that mixing pieces from different kinds of aesthetics or looks can be quite unpleasant to the eye but seeing what you have shared can prove them wrong. It really depends whether the one designing the home knows the boundaries of going overboard or getting just the right amount of pieces. It’s great to see all the pieces come together.
very nice Love the fabrics…thank you
I love all of the wonderful layers and colours in this home! The silvery wallpaper that helps to reflect light is brilliant. The green curtains in the living room are beautiful and the way that they bring the outdoors in is inspiring to say the least! I have tried to find the fabric from Carol Cassidy without any luck-any suggestions on how to get this fabric?
Waw.. nice.. !!
Thanks for wonderfull post…!