Acclaimed New York designer Robert Stilin creates tailored spaces with clean lines, standout art and rich accents of color. His new book, (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! Robert Stilin Interiors
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.
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.
Author: Wendy Jacob
Stephen Kent Johnson
Robert Stilin Interiors by Robert Stilin, The Vendome Press, 2019