As many of you already know I am a huge admirer of Rose Tarlow. This image of her own home pretty much explains why. Her neutral palette, combination of textures and addition of the unexpected make this room sing.
image via Veranda
Ms. Tarlow has an ability to create relaxed displays that feel collected over time. The rustic textures and aged patinas create the interest.
For the past year I have driven by the construction site of Rose Tarlow's new showroom on Melrose Avenue waiting for the construction barriers to come down. Given that the showroom was designed by Ms. Tarlow and architect Mark Appleton, I knew that it would be well worth the very difficult wait!
Finally, a couple of weeks ago the invitation for the official opening party came in the mail. I was so disappointed when I read the invitation and it said that the date of the party was during my trip to Texas! How could this be?
Well today I finally had the chance to visit the showroom, and I wasn't disappointed. The exterior architecture is a modern clean interpretation of traditional architecture.
The open two story space is the perfect back drop for Ms. Tarlow's furniture line.
Before the showroom opened to the public, Ms. Tarlow created all the vignettes herself. No one was allowed into the showroom until she had it just the way she envisioned. Pictures were taken of the completed showroom so that all of the pieces would remain in the exact same places until Rose Tarlow decides to make a change.
Most of the upholstered pieces are covered in neutral textural fabrics. There are small punches of colors in pillows as well as in the foliage.
The Propeller table is one of my favorite new additions to Rose Tarlow's furniture line.
The detailing of this Wallace Reading Table is exquisite. Are you sure it's not an antique? Nobody makes furniture like this anymore!
A cozy blue throw is draped over a striped Louis XVI Jacob Armchair. The Paddington Sofa is upholstered in a neutral fabric and accented with pale blue pillows. The W Reeded Bois Coffee Table is new to line.
The legs of the ottoman have the shape as the back legs of the chair! The curved back makes this chair incredibly comfortable.
Courtney was drawn to the pairing of the Shorter Library Chair (with a pretty green lumbar pillow) and the linen covered Picadilly Lounge Chair.
The multi-level Windsor Coffee Table is a Rose Tarlow classic.
I was exhausted by the time I got upstairs where all of the fabrics are beautifully displayed. You'll have to visit yourself to see them. Believe me, you're going to love the whole showroom. It's like Disneyland for interior design fanatics, like me. Truly the happiest place on earth :)
Thank you to Dawn for helping Courtney and me. If you stop by I know you will find Dawn to be incredibly helpful as well. She knows everything!