Spaces: Frank Roop's Boston Duplex

. Friday, December 10, 2010

The home of interior designer Frank Roop and his wife Sharon.  Drawing upon a background in fashion, Roop composes an elegant space rich in hues and textures,  that is at once both tailored and casual.  Throughout the home is an incredible assemblage of 20th Century Design that speaks volumes to Roop's fine taste.

From an article by Alexandra Hall:

"Months of renovation and Victorian-detail-scraping have culminated in contemporary interiors as finely crafted as an haute couture gown. The canny, sophisticated blend of art and vintage and custom-made furniture is influenced by the years Roop spent working for the luxury clothing shop Louis Boston before opening his interior-design business. "I look at a room like it’s an outfit or a wardrobe," he explains as he straightens a curtain of pale gray wool that is deeply cuffed with silk and suede in two shades of green—moss and acid. "All of the materials I use are inspired by clothing, as are my methods for choosing texture and color." A major style influence was his onetime boss, Murray Pearlstein, the famously dapper former owner of Louis Boston. From him, the designer says, "I learned that things that don’t match can look fantastic together.""

Furnishings include lounge chairs by Sergio Rodrigues and Hans Brattrud; coffee tables by Jacques Adnet, lamps by Marie-Claude de Fouquières, Fortuny, and André Arbus; a T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings stool and dining table;  chairs by Laverne, Kai Kristiansen and Ib Kofod-Larsen, and sculptures by Curtis Jere.

Photos by Eric Roth, via Elle Decor.


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