Roman and Williams is an amazing company based in NY who have a wonderful approach to interior design. They are two of the most creative people in the business and I wanted to share some of their work with you.

Robin Stander and Stephen Alesch named their company Roman and Williams after their grandfathers.
Robin Stander and Stephen Alesch named their company Roman and Williams, in 2002 and named it after their grandfathers.

After designing film sets together in Hollywood for 10 years they were asked  to design a home in LA…. they haven’t looked back since!

This is what they have to say…

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That ethos is truly reflected in the home they did for themselves. They have a great set of projects under their belts from boutique hotels, restaurants to the re-design of the British Galleries at the Museum of Modern Art in NY.. need I go further… I think not!

Today I want to show you a project for their own weekend getaway.

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They took an unremarkable 1950s house with 1980s additions and without major renovation works turned it into this cool, laid-back, welcoming retreat. The wood walls and ceiling beams were reclaimed from a hotel and the Facebook building respectively…

Eclectic combinations of mid century vintage pieces using rosewoods, rattan, leather and sheepskins gives a relaxed feel.  The carefully curated antique accessories and artwork creates that just thrown together feeling that is so difficult to achieve!

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Used also as a “laboratory” for work no wonder they come up with such inspiring ideas!

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The different types of reclaimed wood is a great contrast to the black lacquered kitchen and windows, which really ground the rooms and the contrast is unexpected.  By keeping the colour palette simple lots of accessories don’t make the space feel overcrowded.

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I really admire what they have done on this project, it looks authentic, is full of character and has real personality.


If you like this style I have put together a collage of products I have sourced from some of the sites I list on the resources panel at the top of the page. The furniture is Danish vintage as is the modern art. From the Turkish Kilim and Balinese pillows, recycled palette chest and genuine Maseri painted leather shield…..

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If you can’t find on resource page then contact me (see top of post for link) and I will direct you to the relevant page…

I bought the Robin and Williams book a few months ago and I love it, full of facts and ideas from product design, construction to interior design – in fact one of the best interior design books I have (and I have many!) You can buy their book via the website, but I got mine via Amazon because it was easier to send to Switzerland…

Check out their amazing website here many more projects.

Thanks for reading

Amanda x