1 “There’s a pleasing stateliness to be found in a grandly proportioned space with classical details. And if it’s supported by decor that is livable as well as lovely–and enlivened with a dash of glamour–the result can be magical.” — Carolyne Roehm
2 I love the deep, chocolate brown walls in this room. Here, the rich color is a neutral background for colorful stripes and damask.
3 Roehm admits that symmetry is one of her passions, and this room is a clear example. I love that she organizes her books by color, too.
4 Playing with pattern and texture is a wonderful way to enliven a space. Look at all of these great examples!
5 This is truly a statement-making piece.
6 Roehm artfully displays how chairs and stools can (and should) be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
7 This chair doubles as a piece of art.
8 One of Roehm’s favorite objects is an Austrian Biedermeier sewing table, globe-shaped and animal-footed.
9 Here, Roehm upholstered the bedroom walls in a thick woven cotton. There are so many interesting elements in this room–I especially love the dramatic, velvet-upholstered bench at the foot of the bed.
10 This sitting area is perfectly symmetrical.
11 Roehm has created a sanctuary within this soft, blue bedroom.
12 Black, cream, and white fill the guest room.
13 An exterior view of Roehm’s Connecticut home called Weatherstone.
14 A view of the garden.
15 This spiral staircase leads all the way through to the top floor, providing a great deal of light.
16 Roehm wanted the floors to be “rough-hewn, bleached, and knotty.”
17 Roehm finds that classical architecture looks best in white.
18 The great room at Weatherstone is double-height. Very impressive!
19 Some of Roehm’s favorite treasures are in this room. She collects antiques and other objects.
20 There are many interesting flourishes on Roehm’s furniture–animals, faces, masks, castles.
21 Roehm found the bust, above, in an antique shop on Lexington Avenue.
22 One pattern unifies four different style chairs.
23 This display appears in the upstairs hallway of Weatherstone. The mirror and urns makes for an eye-catching collection with Asian influences.
24 Weatherstone’s library is a dark, masculine space.
25 This room was originally the dining room, which did not showcase the room’s natural light. Roehm transformed it to the “morning room” where she reads and enjoys the morning sunshine.
26 This bright room features English embroidery on the chairs and sofa, as well as painted furniture.
27 The floor-to-ceiling painting is by Jean-Baptise Oudry. Again, Roehm’s bookshelf arrangement is so pleasing to the eye–it reminds me of the shelves in my own office.
28 Roehm enjoys creating beautiful table settings at her home. I think this table scape is particularly fresh looking thanks to crisp white linens and dishes.
29 The master suite at Weatherstone is a bright, bold red.
30 This George II bed has a feathered crown that reaches eleven feet tall. Roehm found it at an antique shop in London.
31 I love the use of blue and red, here. The way the pictures are displayed on the wall is lovely.
32 The eighteenth-century English torchere features cattails, a heron, and stalactites. This is the epitome of fantasy furniture.
33 This red, burgundy, and brown color palette is quite beautiful.
34 This blue and white bedroom is cheerful, with classic finishes.
35 This vanity is part of the master bath. I love how the furnishings are not the typical items you would find in a bathroom.
36 The portrait above the soaking tub has a similar effect. The bathroom blends in with the other rooms in the house.
37 Roehm gives each of her guest rooms a theme. This is an image of the Green Room.
38 The striped walls create a sense of order and calm.
39 Roehm displays many examples of her love of chinoiserie.
40 The Chinese Room features an eighteenth-century English chinoiserie four-poster bed.
41 The use of pattern in the Chinese Room is playful.
42 Westbury, a house Roehm decorated for a friend, resembles a neoclassical hunting lodge.
43 The dining room features Swedish accents from different time periods paired together–neoclassical chairs and modern linens.
44 Here is an elaborate arrangement in the study of Westbury.
45 Delft porcelains adorn the wall in the master suite.
46 A dark rose and light green palette is used in a guest room at Westbury.