We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacy & Sandro Chiavaro and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stacy & Sandro, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
We come from incredibly hard working families, Sandro grew up in Switzerland in a close-knit Sicilian family and and I grew up with a German mid-west upbringing. Work is something you take pride in, not just a vehicle to make a living. We chose to build our lives around hard work and passion. In return, our work gives back to us in ways we never imagined. Most importantly, the freedom of having flexibility to be present when our daughter needs us (volunteer for library duty, field trips, homework). Something we would never achieve if we didn’t work hard doing something we love. We’ll know we did something right when our daughter finds what she loves most and dedicates a career to fulfilling her passion.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are a unique husband and wife interiors firm that specializes in both interior design and cabinetry design and production. The most common feedback we get from clients is that their home feels like their own. It reflects their style and personality, yet at an elevated level. The spaces we create feel equally comfortable and stylishly cultivated, for both every day living and entertaining family and friends.

The first question from clients at the start of every project is “Where do we begin?”. It’s mixed with apprehension and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Our first step is listening to our clients as we learn about their likes and dislikes (Do you like stripes? How do you feel about natural stone vs quartzite?). We slowly build trust so the creative process feels natural and manageable. Our clients always know what next steps are, allowing them to relax and have fun during the design process.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We return to these places often to experience a unique perspective of the city that truly embrace the magic of Los Angeles.

Central Park in Play vista for bocci ball under beautiful olive trees and local flora

Cycling/hiking Dirt Mulholand fire road

Palos Verdes Dr. east switchback road in spring to experience the hills of golden mustard seed flowers in bloom

Chaumont Vegan bakery in Beverly Hills (the best buttery flaky croissants and pastries)

Griffith Observatory at night to take in the tranquility of the night sky set against the city lights or sit back and relax in the Samuel Oschin planetarium for a theatrical planetary experience

Little Flower cafe in Pasadena for their buttery pretzel buns and rustic “made at home” pastries and sanwiches

Palisades bluff at sunset with folding chairs and a bottle of wine (new year’s eve recommended)

Marina del Rey getty to sailboat watch with a coffee from Playa Provisions

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our employees are what keep our business alive and inspired. They bring our vision to life and work hard to make our clients dreams come true.

Website: chiavarodesign.com

Instagram: instagram.com/chiavarodesign

Image Credits
Amy Bartlam

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