With more than 30 years of interior design experience, Scott Salvator has focused primarily on the interiors of residences worldwide, while occasionally working on special projects such as renovating the Café Carlyle or a restaurant for Charlie Palmer. His work is always layered with historical, architectural and technical knowledge, whether implicit or explicit. Glamour, fashion and drama are key elements always present in his compositions. He is a perfectionist; unwavering and his work possesses an intensity, never allowing for indifference. His projects, like his personality, are on a large scale.
Known as a designer’s designer, Scott Salvator is an original thinker, introducing wing beds at Kips Bay Show House in 1994, who isn’t wedded to a particular style or period. Initially labeled a traditionalist and classicist, his work has evolved dramatically since he first came to public attention. The great diversity found in his work notwithstanding, it is possible to trace signature elements in all his interiors. The exquisite juxtaposition of textures, colors and volumes, together with thoughtful attention scale and spatial quality, result in interiors that are personal, timeless and refined.
Born in New York, Scott’s background is rich in history as the third generation of his family to work in the design/construction profession in New York City. After a short, but successful career as a tax attorney in Washington, D.C., Scott attended Parsons and FIT while receiving superb training with Mario Buatta, at the height of his career, working on Blair House, The President’s Guest House, Malcolm Forbes and many others. Scott continued his training with Gary Crain and Robert Metzger being exposed to several other styles and A-list clientele. In 1992 Scott Salvator Inc. was founded and shortly thereafter was joined by Michael Zabriskie.
Michael Zabriskie was a Design Director at Benton & Boles, a window dresser at Bergdorf and Halston before becoming the protégé of Mario Buatta. Next he spent a decade as the Head of Design at McMillen Inc. before becoming a principle of Parish-Hadley. He serves as a Director for Scott Salvator Inc.
The firms projects have appeared in numerous design publications, both here and abroad, as well as in such periodicals as Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Town & Country, Departures, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, Avenue, Quest, New York Social Diary among others. Scott is a member of the D & D Hall of Fame and is frequently included on several “best designer’s lists”.
"Our biggest achievement is the repeat business from our clients year after year for over 30 years."