It’s been a while since I have done of of these posts… I met a guy today who does some work for Boston designer (and color revolutionary) Frank Roop. Oh, boy, do I love Frank Roop’s work. I mean LOVE. I have blogged about him before, but perhaps not in this same way.
If you really look closely, there is not a whole lot of pattern or embellishment in his rooms, and the pieces are few, clean, but perfect in scale– and important looking. What makes up for this lack of pattern and load of accessories is his most unusual and kryptic use of random-mistmatched and amazingly alluring solid, jewel or acid toned colors… together in combinations so rare, you can’t stop looking closer. AND THE ART. THE ART. THE ART.
I sat and looked at this house for about a half an hour, and if I weren’t writing this, I might still be looking. One thing that strikes me is to illustrate the point that things do not have to match to look great. Really…
Glossy, minty walls with a dark red and navy and formal oriental rug, mixed with a green-gold fixture works? Yes, it does:
Purple, plum, cobalt and fuchsia with this pale blue and ochre backdrop? Yes!
Grey blue-aqua walls, indigo sofa, hot kelly green pillows and acid yellow screen all amongst neutrals? Yes!
Look at painting and use as inspiration for what’s below? Clever…
Take a careful look at the colors in thee rug. Do they match with indigo, aqua, brown and pale sky blue? Uh, well, no, but YES!