A Passion for Interiors
In her most personal book, Carolyne Roehm shares her lifelong love of classical architecture and design, graciously inviting us into her favorite spaces in three remarkable homes: her own dazzling Manhattan prewar duplex, her antique-filled Colonial-era stone house in Connecticut, and a special friend۪s Aspen residence evocative of eighteenth-century Sweden. Each is an architectural showpiece as well as a superlative example of her polished style: never fussy, always graceful and enticing.
Even as a young design assistant to Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne Roehm was a devotee of the eternal virtues of artistry. Now, having lived in several residences, she has gathered her knowledge, enthusiasms, and extraordinary collections to make these three homes quintessential examples of the Roehm style. Each is individualyet all showcase her classical leanings and devotion to the beauty and grace of authentic craftsmanship. The New York apartment, with its selection of antique busts and objects and superlative artwork and furnishings; the stunning double-height great room, beautifully finished in handcrafted neoclassical details, that forms the heart of her Connecticut residence; Aspen۪s colorful, abundant interiors, light-flooded from 78 windowsall express the special, satisfying harmony that can exist between timeless architecture and the artisan۪s atelier.
With more than 300 intimate and evocative photographs of these classical splendors,APassion for Interiorsis a masterworkrich with stylish inspirations for tailor-made d̩cor. Oprah Winfrey admits, Whenever I۪m having a stressful day, I just want to open up Carolyne Roehm۪s books, look at beautiful things, and dream.Indeed, there is plenty to dream about in this extraordinary book.