The Name: Sayre Ziskin
The Place: Los Angeles
The Look: Low-key, modern glamour in a neutrals-heavy scheme.
The Breakthrough: Leaving advertising to pursue interior design five years ago.
The Latest: Scandinavian-inspired interiors for 9 Dots, a new learning center in Los Angeles.
“The owner of this home is a prominent fashion blogger,” says Ziskin. “I wanted the space to be girly and classy but with a touch of contemporary.” The sofa is custom-made in charcoal mohair, the Aztec-inspired throw pillow fabric is from Andrew Martin, and the vintage Barbie print is the client’s own.
Ziskin custom-made identical sofas and a gray-blue leather daybed for the living room of this Spanish colonial. A limestone fireplace and antique clock add a grounding effect to the airy space.
In San Francisco’s Holy Water bar, Ziskin put glass spirits decanters to work as light fixtures, casting a romantic glow over the scene.
Leather banquettes line the walls of San Francisco’s Brass Tacks bar, where black-and-white architectural photographs and a reclaimed wood floor compete with the cocktails for attention.
“I veer toward clean lines with colorful, layered textures,” says Ziskin, and this varied yet cohesive space, with its amorphous rug, lattice-print upholstered chairs, and Ed Ruscha lithograph is a case in point.
A custom coffee table and sofa make a distinguished statement. Ziskin added height to the fireplace wall with alder wood, creating a dramatic focal point by extending it all the way to the ceiling.