I’m heading out to NYC this weekend to celebrate my birthday. One of my favorite design teams from New York is Roman and Williams. Former set designers, Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer formed Roman and Williams a few years ago and set up shop in NYC. Some of their clients include Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor and Kate Hudson. Most recently, they designed The Ace Hotel and The Standard Hotel in NYC. While I’m not staying at either, we are having dinner at the Standard Grill (also designed by them) so it will be fun to see their aesthetic in person.
I absolutely adore this room. I would love to have an enclosed library to spend the day reading and lounging.It is the living room and library of Stephen and Robin. Their approach to design is modern yet infused with vintage, handcrafted finds. Some of their signatures include herringbone floors, lots of leather furniture, and a wonderful mix of textures.
A detail shot of one of their projects in Montauk. They are brilliant at mixing old and new, re-purposing materials, and infusing a room with a laid back, yet edgy vibe. What I love most about Roman and Williams is that their interiors have a sense that some things were left undone, a certain rawness with the materials, nothing is too precious-it is a casualness that is hard to achieve, but they master it.
This is a detail of their office-what they refer to as “The Center of the Study of Good Things”. You would almost think a botanist or scientist works here, not designers. Many of their interiors have an industrial, scientific look with found objects that are interesting and somewhat masculine.
The front room of the Standard Grill. I love the bistro feel of the restaurant-very excited to go there.
A kitchen design for their project at 211 Elizabeth St. I love the herringbone floors, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black kitchen as amazing as this one. The best part is the entire building was designed by them-imagine moving into an apartment that looks like this!