Scott J. Sallinger
Craftsman and Home Life Design Expert
Scott Sallinger showed his passion for creativity and design early in life. His fascination with Legos, Tinker Toys, and Lincoln Logs was the first indicator of his future career.
Growing up in Pasadena, California, he had a passion for all types of boards: keyboards, skateboards, surfboards, and wooden boards.
Scott began his entrepreneurial lifestyle while still in high school by offering handyman services to people in his community. His company, Sunny Boy Designs, built fences, replaced faucets, Installed electrical fixtures, and provided carpentry work.
He hired master craftsmen to both mentor and work for him; learning all the trades involved in home remodeling.
He played music. His band 54 East was a regular at Sunset Boulevard nightclubs such as Roxy’s, Gazzari’s, and Coconut Teaser.
As a songwriter, he tuned into the deeper meanings of life, relationships, self-awareness, and the world around us.
He wrote about these life lessons and observations and continued to write long after his musical career ended.
Scott, an artisan and a prominent figure in his community, was elected Vice President of the Monrovia Arts Association and co-founded the After School Art Program, which were implemented in eight schools.
In addition, he promoted art in the community by co-founding the monthly Plaza Art Walk, where local artists demonstrated and showcased their work. He also mentored teenagers in the craft of cabinet- and furniture-making.
Scott developed a special interest in the art of furniture-making and cabinetry, and began to experiment with different materials and techniques.
Scott showcased his designs at art shows and street fairs, paying special attention to the problems people were having with making the most of their home environment.
Scott and his business partner at the time, Steve Tobia, opened a lifestyle store, which quickly became a hub for local artists and the community.
The store, Environs, showcased handcrafted art and contemporary home accessories made by local artists. The showroom provided a platform for Scott to introduce his custom corner designs, which he branded Cornerture.
Scott produced a series of How-to videos on home remodeling and furniture design. These videos helped establish him as an expert both locally and nationally.
As a result, he regularly appeared on local television shows as a home improvement expert, including a guest appearance on the Christopher Lowell Show.
Scott’s corner furniture line, Cornerture, began to draw the attention of the media as well as national furniture manufacturers.
Partnering with LA-based manufacturers, Scott developed and licensed the Cornerture corner bed as well as a multifunctional corner piece that was sold in Costco.
Scott continues to provide Home Life Design and Custom Cabinetry to his San Francisco clients and is an active member of Victorian Alliance Historical Home Preservation, AIA, SF Designers, SF Made