Thursday, December 23, 2010


Photos courtesy of Clarkson Potter
After living in several spectacular homes, Carolyn Roehm has honed her classical and traditional artistic and stylistic sensibility. In her newest book, A Passion for Interiors, her varied homes are chronicled, revealing her love of classical architectural elements, the highest fabrication quality, color sense and flair. From her New York apartment with its double-height great room, to her Connecticut Colonial era country residence Weatherstone, with rolling acreage, to Aspen’s mountainous retreat, her latest book delves into her houses and the distinct style she has created in them. Over 300 photographs cover the intricate decorative details, museum quality antiques and inspired rooms she has completed over the years. Beautifully captured by Miki Duisterhoff, the sparkle and panache of Roehm's interiors come to life.

Roehm is drawn to floral woven fabrics and uses them liberally. Here, in her New York bedroom, she upholstered every surface in a Scalamandre cotton. Never underestimate the power of a print to make an impact. Above the elaborate headboard, she has placed an array of porcelain brackets and pots filled with porcelain flowers created by Vladimir. I adore these flowers and she has amassed a serious collection!

With a black and white painted floor and embroidered upholstery, the patterns work because of the neutral walls.

Weatherstone was totally rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1999.

Red and yellow Parrot tulips surround a painted french chair covered in orange ostrich.

In her Aspen home, Gustavian antiques fill the dining room. A serene blue and white color combination highlights the lines of the Swedish antiques. A fantastic antler collection is hung over the fireplace mantel and next to the windows.


The Devoted Classicist said...

Weatherstone is a fabulous house; I am glad she had the resources and the desire to restore it. And two thumbs up on the book, too!

mydesignchic said...

I just bought this book for my daughter for Christmas and so, of course, I had to buy one for myself too. Every page is stunning. No on does home decor and florals any better than Carolyne Roehme!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!!

ROS said...

This is a beautiful book! I already have it on my Christmas list and am hoping to get it!

Anonymous said...

Since I just read that Ms. Roehm, "escaped from a tiny Missouri town," I've been obsessed with learning more about how she developed her amazing sense of style. I love her other books and can't wait to get this one!

Anonymous said...

I have this book and, wow, is it gorgeous! The photography is stunning and the text is very well written.

Karen T.

peggy braswell said...

C Roehme is a treasure+thanks for a beautful post. xx