4/25/2011

Frank Roop's Fresh Spaces

Frank Roop is a talented Boston-area designer who has been published in most of the major design magazines including Elle D├ęcor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Veranda, and the late Metropolitan Home. From his mag features, I remember noticing the distinctive cushions that he uses on so many of the upholstered seating pieces in his spaces. Juxtaposed against pretty modern chairs and sofas, the cushions have a casual, old school mattress-like construction. Upon seeing them, I immediately thought of the indie platform + cushion combos from Urban Outfitters. In any case, I like the mix and I'm sure the cushions are super comfortable.

I recently found my way to Mr. Roop's website and wanted to share some images from his impressive portfolio. He certainly seems to have a signature style (notice all of the folding screens...they're often uncharacteristically short) and you'll notice that he often uses a color palette that combines neutrals with vibrant tones (he loves chartreuse!). The look ends up being fresh and interesting, but restrained.












Here's the curveball of the bunch...I really love that super long blue velvet bench!
All images above via Frank Roop Design + Interiors

What are your thoughts on Frank Roop's designs? Any favorite rooms?

Judging from the aesthetic of most of his portfolio, I was surprised to find out that he lives in Boston...not sure why, but I'd probably have guessed Miami. I think the color palettes seem very coastal, and not in a New England-coastal kind of way. It just goes to show that geographic location doesn't have anything to do with style!

10 comments:

  1. Everything looks so cozy and I love the pops of color! The textured walls are beautiful, too.

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  2. I love how he layers texture and his use of interesting wall treatments is fabulous- also love his propensity for velvet!!!

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  3. The gray and camel sofa is so unexpected. Very classy! The wall treatment is great- lining up "blocks" rather than staggering the rectangles gives it a modern feel I like.

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  4. As always, your examples are gorgeous. My only sideways comment is - "Dang, that's a lot of tile!"

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  5. Every time I see his work I have to stop and look. He demands attention. Love it

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  6. The upholstery he uses is really amazing! If only we knew his secret??

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  7. I love Frank Roop! LOVE! Saw this interview with him today on Bogle Street too-- http://katierosenfelddesign.com/uncategorized/5-questions-with-frank-roop/

    definitely inspiring spring palettes!

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  8. I'm digging the mallard blue repeat throughout the home.

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  9. I'm loving all of the blues and greens in his work. And the use of large paintings.

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  10. Having a signature symbol is certainly the mark of a great designer.



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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