It seems that, lately, I keep running into designer Frank Roop. Not physically, of course. Just virtually: Every time I spot an image of an interior I love, turns out it’s by Frank Roop. It must be a sign that I need to post something about his work. So here goes…
The four images below are all via Studio Annetta (a very cool blog by an Australian designer living in Hong Kong).
His style is very classic and restful, but with some twists, like the bookshelves in the room below. Plus, he’s partial to a little sparkle. Check out the wall sculpture above the fireplace.
Roop aims to create ‘couture’ interiors – I think that’s a good word to describe his work, but these rooms are also extremely livable.
The image below is a perfect study in textures: linen, silk, sisal, glass and mother of pearl (or is that bony inlay?). Even the wallpaper suggests smooth tiles. Or maybe those are tiles? He uses a lot of velvet too.
The next images are all from Roop’s own site. Love this desk by the window.
There’s that tile effect on the wall again. It somehow makes the space seem more stately.
It’s a brave designer who creates such an eye-catching seating area under a grim AC vent. But it works.
More natural textures. This desk is stunning.
So simple…. I noticed something with the styling of this photo though – the chairs are all pulled away from the table. Maybe that’s what makes the space seem so airy. Nice trick.
Now this is one heck of a studio apartment!
There, see why I keep being drawn back to this designer?