Boston-based interior designer, and Robert Allen brand ambassador Steven Favreau takes a look back at what was hot in interior design during 2016, and predicts what trends we will see in the year to come.
San Francisco and Boston interior designer with a distinctive contemporary style with influences from the art deco and regency styles updated for today’s living. Sleek, sexy, modern.
We love a designer with a healthy appreciation for drama, and Steven Favreau of Favreau Design seriously fits the bill. And we aren't the only ones who appreciate his fabulous point of view! Steven was an HGTV Design Star semi-finalist twice and has created impressive spaces for high-profile homes across the country.
With all due respect to all the other designers in the world, I don’t want to be doing what they’re doing. The people who come to me know this. I’m not about giving you what your neighbor has. I’m not about doing the latest trend in beige, cream, and white. It’s lovely and I respect the designers to do it, but it’s not the way that I’m expressing myself. I go for bold and courageous.
Steven Favreau doesn't decorate his house in Vermont. There is no need. Every room in the 1832 Federal-style landmark is a celebration. His spaces are joyful and it is impossible to be in them and not feel like throwing a party.
When Steven Favreau says that he loves to study, he's not kidding. He formally trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology (illustration and interior design) and the Boston Conservatory (theater and dance). He has taken classes at Hawaii Pacific University (business) and San Francisco's Apparel Arts (sewing). He also enrolls in fine-painting courses "wherever and whenever I can".
His breadth of experiences goes beyond the classroom - as he has worked as a Broadway performer, roller-skating waiter, telemarketer, pumpkin decorator, real estate agent and cruise director. He dabbled in public relations, marketing and fundraising, too.
This Art Deco era penthouse in San Francisco's picturesque Buena Vista Heights neighborhood was worn and tired when interior designer Steven Favreau looked at it in 2009, but its period details, stunning views and formal floor plan made the decision to buy this two bedroom, two bathroom condo an easy one. "I am from the east coast and the proportions of the condo and the traditional center entry with rooms branching out on all sides reminded me of the architecture we grew up with" says Favreau.
Asked to create a table display that exemplifies the Favreau brand, Steven Favreau created a bold, theatrical setting perfect for the holidays or any special occasion.