Photo by Adrian Gaut from https://rwguild.com/
I am doing a pretty extensive re-design of my own home right now and I am really pushing myself to go out of my box and try something new. I decided to try a softer, fresh and more feminine scheme. In general, I’ve always designed my own home in a moody and slightly masculine palette since I find it to be warm and cozy. I think I am really regretting my decision to go with an airy and light décor. I keep seeing pictures on Instagram from the Roman and Williams Guild in New York City that stop me in my tracks. These images make me realize this is truly the look that is close to my heart. I just love everything about these spaces.
La Mercerie, the cafe at the RW Guild. Photo by Adrian Gaut https://www.vogue.com/article/roman-and-williams-guild-new-york-soho-store
Roman and Williams is one of my favorite design firms. Every time I see their work, I want to move right into that room. The husband and wife team were set designers in Hollywood, and I think that experience made them exceptionally in tune with what a space should feel like, not just look like. On a movie set, the audience has to believe that a beach house is really a beach house even though it may be a sound stage in Brooklyn. They try to create a story for each space so it has a well-defined personality. They are master mixers… high and low, old and new, with different eras of furniture and pieces expertly added in. I love going into spaces that take you away…you can feel like you are in a French café even if you are far from it.
The lovely bar and murals at Le Cou Cou in New York City, Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
Brooklyn Townhouse, Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
Exterior of Greydon House, where new and old are blended, Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
The very charming Greydon House Porch on Nantucket, Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
I think this kitchen is just perfection! Goop Pop-Up shop in New York, Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
They do “pretty” well too! Goop Pop-Up NYC Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/
The greenhouse from the movie set, Practical Magic. The set was so beautiful and realistic that Barbra Streisand called to ask where it was because she was interested in buying it! Roman and Williams http://www.romanandwilliams.com/