It seems that, lately, I keep running into designer Frank Roop. Not physically, of course. Just virtually: Every time I spot an image of an interior I love, turns out it’s by Frank Roop. It must be a sign that I need to post something about his work. So here goes…

The four images below are all via Studio Annetta (a very cool blog by an Australian designer living in Hong Kong).

Frank Roop

His style is very classic and restful, but with some twists, like the bookshelves in the room below. Plus, he’s partial to a little sparkle. Check out the wall sculpture above the fireplace.

Frank Roop

Roop aims to create ‘couture’ interiors – I think that’s a good word to describe his work, but these rooms are also extremely livable.

Frank Roop

The image below is a perfect study in textures: linen, silk, sisal, glass and mother of pearl (or is that bony inlay?). Even the wallpaper suggests smooth tiles. Or maybe those are tiles? He uses a lot of velvet too.

Frank Roop

The next images are all from Roop’s own site. Love this desk by the window.

Frank Roop

There’s that tile effect on the wall again. It somehow makes the space seem more stately.

Frank Roop

It’s a brave designer who creates such an eye-catching seating area under a grim AC vent. But it works.

Frank Roop

More natural textures. This desk is stunning.

Frank Roop

So simple…. I noticed something with the styling of this photo though – the chairs are all pulled away from the table. Maybe that’s what makes the space seem so airy. Nice trick.

Frank Roop

Now this is one heck of a studio apartment!

Frank Roop

There, see why I keep being drawn back to this designer?

Advertisements