IN THE MAIN ENTRYWAY, THE PHILLIP JEFFRIES SILVER-LEAF
basket-weave wallcovering poses an organically
glamorous backdrop for a stately walnut Biedermeier
secretary and Scalo’s take on a classic wingback chair
dressed in glove-soft café au lait leather. The ceramic
plate is a reissued piece from the 1930s whose circular
pattern plays nicely in its display with two vintage
charcoal works of art by B. Hyde. Accentuating the
home’s double-story grandeur, a one-of-a-kind triptych
with a repetitive Art Deco motif comes into view at the
foot of the stairs, while a fanciful silver chandelier tames
the formality of the space.
The worldly mix continues in the living room.
“In a large salon, it’s always challenging to compose
lots of places for private conversations and group
discussions,” Scalo explains. Her custom tufted settee
is artfully placed before the window next to a small
Lucite table and vintage table lamp. A corner grouping
provides a practical spot to chat and rest a drink,
countering new and old in the form of a sculptural,
Gehry-esque stacked storage/table placed with a gilt
The room is grounded by Scalo’s updated rendition of
an English Chesterfield-style sofa clad in a soft, silvery
low-pile fabric that is poised beneath a meditative
abstract landscape by Indian artist Shivani Dugar.
The cocktail tables by Oly Studio were crafted in
disparate finishes of aluminum and shell, imparting a
textural surprise that continues in the drama of white-and-sliver-splashed hide rugs. Near the fireplace,
a tableau of deep-seated armchairs embellished
with hand-painted pillows and a French reproduction
accent table (like those Coco Chanel favored in her
salon) hold court with a Lisa Kennedy painting and
a Klismos chair made of woven leather and brass.