In any industry, it’s important to be inspired by the work of your peers. Since starting my career in interior design, I’ve always been fascinated by the work of Roman and Williams. Each space they create is unique, thoughtful and inspired. I recently came across this wonderful short documentary about their design philosophy and design and just love the way it was shot.
Roman & Williams from The Scout on Vimeo.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Roman and Williams. The design duo has designed 15 homes in an elegant red brick building in historic New York City. The building stands out for its “traditional materials, handcrafted details, and classic design” that seamlessly fits in with its surroundings. Every living room has a fireplace and the homes have the most beautiful walnut herringbone parquet. Even with the classic interiors, the spaces still have the design firms signature industrial twist by incorporating 9 foot high glass doors dividing the living and dining rooms and trim painted high gloss black. Click here for more information on my newest interior crush.
(images via Remodelista.)
Roman & Williams is arguably the year’s hottest design team. This spring, they completed the interiors for the Ace, the first East Coast hotel from hip Seattle brand run by Alexander Calderwood.
Lobby of the Ace Hotel features salvaged paneling from a Park Avenue apartment and rehabbed vintage furniture.
Two vintage steel worktables from Brimfield Barn serve as reception desk. They have been refinished and fitted with a classic leather top.
Each room has an original artwork. For 209 (above), Stephen Alesch of Roman &Williams painted his piece A Painting of a Tornado Ripping Through a Small Town directly onto a sheet of industrial wood.
Rooms are are thoughtfully designed as the design team wanted to create an environment that’s hard to place in a time period.
Let’s get lost.
All photos Metropolis
I first learned of Roman and Williams when they renovated The Royalton in the city. I went there for drinks after work with some friends and instantly fell in love with the identifiable aesthetic. Their interiors are vintage and industrial and leave me with butterflies and wanting more…