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Shore Thing

A fifth-gen San Diegan delivers understated coastal elegance. The secret? Stop trying so hard.

San Diego’s home-design doldrums are being cured by a house. But not just any old house. Enter Paul Scott Silvera’s Scout Home, located in a historic Point Loma manse with eight rooms of wall-to-wall inspiration. This spring, the fifth-gen San Diegan is taking his vision one step further with fab garden parties and a showroom launch for David Hicks, a SoCal exclusive. “San Diego has been overlooked as a design market, but its time has come,” says Silvera, a die-hard preppy with a penchant for khaki shorts. Hostess gifts abound for summer with French striped canvas swing chairs and Dean & DeLuca candy tins. Silvera’s pick? “I just adore the gummy lobsters.”