Monday, March 15, 2010

Well Suited

Photography by Eric Roth
When I look at this living room designed by Frank Roop, I see a well-tailored room that is classic and clean contemporary. Roop, who has worked in fashion, explains his approach in design as “I look at a room like it’s an outfit or a wardrobe.” He often uses different materials that are inspired by clothing.
The living room has a chic appeal; it feels uncluttered, crisp, and clean. Even though things don’t match one hundred percent, it looks great.

Let’s analyze the contemporary look, shall we…
• The room mixes a tailored, velvet-covered sofa and different colored pillows against a wallpaper that looks like blocks of limestone- all of which work together to give a textural interest
• Geometric contemporary armchairs
• Vintage 1960’s tables
• An antique foot stool that feels like a piece of jewelry in the room, adding a touch of glitter
• The shimmering inlaid Syrian tables
• Contemporary art that makes a statement with its size and subject matter
• A geometric planter with tall flowering branches for drama
• Sleek lamps
• Simple, well dressed windows

Roop's vision certainly gives the room a polished look. His work speaks for itself.

Photos courtesy of Elle Decor and Roop's site


RAG said...

Have any other interior designers worked in fashion?

Picture of Elegance said...

Many come to mind, such as Carolyne Roehm, Ralph Lauren, Missoni fashion house.


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