With a 40-year career spanning three continents, Phillip Silver has become renowned for his unmistakable style. The Australian-born designer launched his first showroom in Sydney in 1982, followed quickly with the opening of offices in Perth and Hong Kong. In the early part of his career, Silver became known for his understated, elegant style and quickly distinguished himself from his peers with his easy-going professional attitude and ability to get things done quickly and efficiently. Since those formative years his career has grown to include offices in New York and San Francisco (where he recently designed the living room in this years Decorator Showcase) as well as licensing agreements with several high-end American manufacturers of lighting and furniture.
Where are you from and why do you love it?
San Rafael, over looking Frank Lloyd Wright’s Civic Center and over the valleys to Napa – I live in the country 30 minutes from Downtown.
Blue Bottle, But I brew it myself. I’m Australian and we love our “Flat Whites” but no one here knows how to make them.
Favorite spot for a cocktail?
The bar at the Campton Place Hotel, the biggest Martinis in the world.
Date night destination?
New York. Dates are so rare so it has to be special.
Favorite find in the neighborhood?
Rustic Bakery, Novata, Best Open Face sandwich
Outdoor space to enjoy in the sun?
My terrace; it’s 800 sq feet
Best kept neighborhood secret?
My home, I love it!