Inside the home, Galli juxtaposes glamorous and bohemian elements to create an interior that intentionally incorporates clashes. It was informed by her design philosophy, which, she explains, is based on five core elements: nature, eclecticism, a no-rules attitude, and a resounding love of both surrealism and disco. More specifically, she drew inspiration from architect Eileen Gray, Salvador Dalí, and “odd assemblages of items that make you question where you are.”
Initially, Galli found it difficult to design a space for her family as opposed to a client. Her children had input when it came to their bedrooms, and, as a colorist, she was uncertain whether to accommodate her son’s desire for a black-and-white space. Compromise nonetheless ruled the day, and Galli ultimately settled on blue, black, and white fabrics for her son’s room.
Importantly, in order to balance the typically limited natural light found in town homes, Galli bleached the herringbone floors and added luminous materials such as silks and metallics. Her favorite part of the structure is the yellow stained glass window that casts a sunny glow across one hall. As for her children and husband, they love the working fireplace, the garden-set hot tub, and the overall sense of roominess. Clearly, it’s a family home that meets the needs of all of its inhabitants.