Scott Salvator is the third generation of his family to work in the design profession in New York City and began his education through his father’s and grandfather’s businesses in construction and historical restoration. Scott Salvator founded his New York City based interior design firm in 1992. In 1993, the firm expanded to include Michael Zabriskie, an associate of the firm. Scott Salvator and Michael Zabriskie have studied with several leading New York City interior designers, including Mario Buatta, Gary Crain, Robert Metzger, McMillen and Parish-Hadley. Scott Salvator has studied at FIT and Parson’s and has a degree in accounting and law. Michael Zabriskie has a degree from Parson’s and was an art director for Benton and Bowles and window design director for Bergdorf Goodman and Halston.
Scott Salvator Inc. provides couture residential and commercial interiors dictated by the client’s style, the architecture of the interior, and the location of the residence. The firm is renowned for its use of color and for providing eclectic designs, from continental to deco, that are always classically based and inventively soigné. The designs have a livable formality and elegance emanating from understated details of almost invisible extravagance.
Scott Salvator Inc., from its inception, has served a discerning international clientele. Scott Salvator designs and oversees every detail of the 4-7 projects they accept each year. In New York City, clients tend to live on Park and Fifth Avenues, and usually approach the firm to design their country homes also. All the client meetings and communications are with Scott Salvator. The firm is full staff and provides full service, utilizing several architectural firms where necessary.
Scott Salvator has appeared on several shelter television programs such as Elsa Klensch - CNN Style and HGTV. The firm has created show house rooms for The Kips Bay Show House, The Greenwich Show House, The Royal Oak Society Show House, The Princeton Show House, The South Port Show House and several other charities. His work has appeared in several books and magazines including House Beautiful (America’s Top 100 Designers), Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Colonial Home, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Avenue, W, Quest, Hampton’s Magazine, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. Scott is a frequent lecturer and panelist at seminars, professional and educational events such as the National Academy of Design, Hunter Douglas seminars and many other events.