“(she) balances emotion and intellect as well as any designer now living … her rooms [combine] sensual pleasures with geometric rigor, and every one of them is simultaneously a lesson in design and a lesson in living.” -
Paul Goldberger on Rose Tarlow
"Buttercup Pendant" : dark rusty distressed iron finish with resin sleeve.
What is perfection, anyhow?
In a recent article I read on Rose Tarlow, a Los Angeles based designer, she mentioned that 20 years ago, an ivy vine meandered through a crack in her home's window. 20 years later, the vine cascades down the walls, a testament to time passing. Stories like this leave a permanent imprint in my mind on "imperfection" and design. For Rose, homes should be imperfect, calm, and strive to be unpretentious.
Stories are told, and as the years pass, her work takes a deeper effect on my own design work. Designers such as Rose Tarlow and Ilse Crawford (to simply name a few) push simplicity, history, and elegance to a new height in their work. Utilizing recognizable forms, allowing the rooms to take on their own life, as if the rooms had always been there, (this is no easy feat friends.) Masters at work.
- David John
"Blotto Desk" : French Ash Veneer with six drawers in medium wood stain
“I am a solitary person. I like working alone and making my own design decisions.
I have an obsession for buying lovely things, so I occasionally consult on building a collection of antiques and art.”
"Chinese Ceramic Jar Lamp"
- Original Brown Round shouldered, ceramic in original brown finish.
Rose Tarlow is one of the most influential designers working in America today. She founded her company more than 30 years ago on once-secluded Melrose Place and has built a reputation for the finest furniture, textiles and accessories ever since. Working with local craftsmen who share her impeccable standards for the highest quality, Tarlow knows that creating a truly beautiful room is as much an emotional matter as it is one of color, light and products.
As an internationally-renowned furniture and fabric artisan, interior designer, antiquarian and author, her creations have enchanted the design community. According to New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Tarlow “balances emotion and intellect as well as any designer now living … her rooms [combine] sensual pleasures with geometric rigor, and every one of them is simultaneously a lesson in design and a lesson in living.” All the products are offered through the company’s flagship on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, and are represented by the finest multi-line designer trade showrooms across the country. " (text taken from here)
visit Rose Tarlow house here..
Read a piece on Rose Tarlow on Style Saloniste here..
Also, in the NY TIMES here...