LYNNE SCALO AND HER CLIENT MET BY CHANCE WHEN
the wife wandered into Scalo’s Westport showroom to
get ideas for her new home. “She loved everything she
saw on display and we got on famously from the outset,”
For the Connecticut-based designer envisioning a
space is an artistic pursuit, where technique melts into
absorbing, nuanced interiors—each “take” a well-defined snapshot. “My forte is the process of collecting,
editing, placing and refining,” Scalo states confidently.
“For me, every project is all about the mix and the
soulfulness of the home and its owners.”
When Scalo arrived, the new shingle-style manse was
nearly complete. The two-story structure, designed by
custom homebuilder Walter J. Mattera of Westport-based Mattera Construction, is the permanent residence
for the wife (a mother and philanthropist whose passion
for rescue greyhounds ensures there are always at least
two dogs in the household) her executive/entrepreneur
husband and their six-year-old son. “This is a well lived in
family home that balances modern spaces with a sense
of traditional fine living,” says Mattera.
“Design is a very personal process that evolves by really
getting to know how a person lives and wants to live,”
Scalo says. Her beguiling-with-an-edge aesthetic gives
the home a chic attitude, like the musical equivalent
of a rock legend covering an old favorite.