As the world goes ever more casual, it’s refreshing to encounter Carolyne Roehm, who celebrates the beauty of classical design, formal gardens, and sparkling dinner parties. It’s one thing to admire these things in the abstract; it’s another to live amongst them, day in and day out. But she does. And that’s precisely what she writes about in her lush, inspiring books: ways of elevating the everyday.
The Rubelli fabric on a pair of carved Russian chairs, which were in Carolyne’s former Paris apartment, inspired the green palette throughout this room, including the clipped-velvet damask on the sofas.