Santa Barbara designer Elizabeth Vallino creates interiors that draw on all her experiences from living and traveling worldwide. She is known for her ability to blend old-world elegance and modern casual living and works with new construction, remodels, or refining an existing space.
With an education deeply rooted in classical Italian art and architecture, a modernist sensibility honed in New York City, and the soul of a southern California native, Vallino offers an individualized approach to each client, working within the appropriate aesthetic, budget and time frame.
Design services include space planning, kitchen and bath design, material specification, furnishing selections and art consultation. The focus of the practice is to evolve a backdrop for life to be lived well, with the understanding that good design can change your life.
Graduating from Pepperdine University, Elizabeth lived in Rome to complete a degree in Interior Architecture from the Istituto Pantheon. She experienced for the first time spaces that had been inhabited for centuries, and witnessed how the passage of time affects material things, gaining a deep familiarity with classical art and architecture, and with the singular beauty of Roman light.
Vallino then went to New York City to work for the Italian Trade Commission marketing Italian fabric and fashion to the American market and traveled each season to the Ready-to-Wear collections in Milan and Paris, and textile fairs in Como and Biella. In New York, she was exposed to the best in modern design, art and architecture.
After 8 years, Elizabeth returned to the west coast, settling in Santa Barbara. She started her design firm in 1999, and began creating interiors that draw on all her experiences in the world. She is married to Italian artist Gianni Vallino, who creates lighting from recycled industrial materials. The couple live in the hills above Santa Barbara with their son, Luca.
Elizabeth Vallino Interiors
726 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone 805.451.4441 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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