The Style Files: David Scott


David Scott is a New York-based interior designer with a penchant for color and a talent for creating beautiful spaces that seamlessly blend the classic with an air of modernity– timeless silhouettes are paired perfectly with the sleek and contemporary. David Scott Interiors was founded over 20 years ago and in that time, David has produced countless chic spaces perfectly suited to both town and country from Park Avenue apartments to homes in Connecticut and The Hamptons.

David’s work is distinctly tailored and sophisticated, a reflection of his personal aesthetic as well as his surroundings. His work has appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful, ELLE DECOR, and World of Interiors. David has also published his first design tome, Out of the Box which features 11 of his most exquisite design projects to date. Our recent conversation for “The Style Files” cemented the fact that David’s greatest driving factor and satisfaction are one and the same– creating beautiful, functional spaces for his clients. Enjoy!


Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

David Scott: A comfortable blend of timeless elegance of the past with the functionality of the present.


PC: Has living in New York influenced the way you decorate?

DS: It certainly does…New York has an extraordinary mix of cultures and is constantly changing. My style is always responsive to my clients’ preferences, however, I find new ideas that germinate from simply walking the street of the city.

CPW-6PC: What does your home say about you?

DS: My homes are comfortable and filled with an eclectic mix of vintage & modern furnishings and art. My apartment, born first as a mid-1960s glass envelope now embodies my 21st century soul.

UN-22PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

DS: Nature & travel are always incredible influences.

LV-3PC: Who are your personal style icons?

DS: James Bond, all of them!

james bondPC: What is your guilty pleasure?

DS: Guilt?… I really prefer to focus on pleasure.

CT-411PC: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

DS: My friends and family relationships are truly the most important part of my life. Being able to get up every day and have a career that allows me to grow and do what I love is a close second though.



PC: Who/what has been your greatest professional influence?

DS: Art & Books


PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

DS: Entertaining friends, feeding my passion for art & antiques, and spending time with my partner and two mini Dachsunds.


PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

DS: I’m fortunate to continue to create dream homes for my incredible clients.


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Go-To Outfit: Crisp white shirt with a blazer & jeans

Style Mantra: Comfort and layered simplicity

Scent: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Piece of Jewelry: White Gold Rolex

Color I Never Tire Of: Blue

Flower: Hydrangeas & Orange Roses

Indispensable Design Element: Black Lampshades with gold linings

Era for Design: Now

Dream Project: Our new house in The Hamptons & to design a boutique Hotel on the Beach

Fabric/Textile: Holland & Sherry and Loro Piana Wool Flannels with Cashmere

Hostess Gift: Cire Trudon Trianon Candle or Vueve Cliquot

Meal: Grand Marnier Shrimp delivered from Lychee House

Drink: Casamigos Reposado Tequila on the rocks with 2 limes


Weekend Destination: Our home in The Hamptons

Hotel: La Scallinetella in Capri

City: London

Museum: Reina Sofia in Madrid

Artist: Clyfford Still

Song that Always Puts Me in a Great Mood: “Bastille” by Pompeii

Risk Worth Taking: Going back to school to follow my dream

Greatest Extravagance: First class, five star travel

Go-To Color Palette: Burnt Sienna, warm grays, ivory and blue.

I can never have too many… Books & of course good friends.


{Images Courtesy of David Scott Interiors}

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