Indulge In Sophisticated Spaces By New York City Designer Robert Stilin
Acclaimed New York designer Robert Stilin creates tailored spaces with clean lines, standout art and rich accents of color. His new book, Robert Stilin Interiors (released October 22), is a cross-section of 15 of his best projects (think: Manhattan townhouses and Hamptons’ beach retreats). Though the real estate they occupy is stratospheric, the resulting homes remain relatable and grounded. Scroll down to take a peek inside the tome!
A late 19th-century Hamptons farmhouse is the ideal framework for a contemporary interpretation of sophisticated yet informal country living. Maintaining a sense of authenticity in the architecture was essential to safeguard the humble charms of this house. In the kitchen, the ceiling beams are original.
A 1920s Tudor-style house in Louisville, Kentucky sits on the crest of a 35-acre property peppered with gargantuan trees, tranquil meadows and creeks. The homeowners like color, as evidenced by the luminous aquamarine and orange silk velvet fabrics in the living room. A Rita Ackermann painting hangs above a Todd Merrill sofa, framed by a pair of Federico Munari chairs, with a 1970s bronze coffee table in front.
In the bedroom of this Kentucky home, a 19th-century Irish mahogany armchair is placed in a corner, near a Florence Derive painting.
Joan Brown’s The Swimmers #2 (The Crawl), strikes an appropriately beachy note in the living room of a reimagined Hamptons beach house, reinforced by a pair of low-slung lounge chairs designed for a French cruise ship in the 1930s. A custom sofa is flanked by a vintage Jean Royère table and an antique Chinese elm table.
A Damien Hirst butterfly diptych is mounted above a calming, blue linen-wrapped headboard in the master bedroom.
In Robert’s own Hamptons family home, he based the design scheme on a humble potato barn, with part of the structure sunken into the earth. He incorporated elements of classic Shingle Style and Arts and Crafts design. The kitchen is a study in contrast thanks to white walls, a warm wood ceiling and dark painted cabinetry.
The owners of this Manhattan duplex wanted a proper Upper East Side apartment, adorned with plenty of color and personality. The butler’s pantry is sheathed in lavender back-painted glass and polished nickel.
In the bedroom of this Manhattan duplex, a silk velvet wall covering creates a moody backdrop for a stainless steel and pink resin Maria Pergay bed, a Mattia Bonetti chest and a Mark Rothko painting.