Founded by Penny Shawback in the 1980’s and now run in partnership with Damon Savoia and Julie Savoia, Shawback Design has been recognized for our deep commitment to our clients, to growing with our clients, and to expressing intricately-considered spaces that actively welcome our clients’ desires, hopes, families, dreams, and lives. We see our role as facilitators, producing spaces that invite and encourage the human experience in all its forms. 

We are dedicated to every stage of the process: from sourcing land through Damon’s real estate practice, to finding the perfect architectural partner, to dedicating ourselves equally to process and style, to offering a complete turn-key experience on completion (ask us about our Grand Reveals). We grow with our clients over time, often working on multiple homes in multiple states over multiple years (sometimes decades). Our practice is selective and specific; we work on a limited number of projects in the residential and hospitality worlds. 

Our work has been featured in Modern Luxury Interiors, LUXE, the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been formally recognized by the LUXE Gold List and the American Institute of Architects. We have collaborated with award-winning architectural firms like Field Architecture, Walker Warner, Signum, John Maniscalco, Surface, and more. Shawback Design is headquartered in Napa, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho. 


We value connection, trust, curiosity, courage, fluidity, balance, and a sense of global citizenship. We create a sense of home at every scale.

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