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

2 comments:

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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