by Marisa Marcantonio

Photos courtesy of Clarkson Potter
After living in several spectacular homes, Carolyn Roehm has honed her classical and traditional artistic and stylistic sensibility. In her newest book, A Passion for Interiors, her varied homes are chronicled, revealing her love of classical architectural elements, the highest fabrication quality, color sense and flair. From her New York apartment with its double-height great room, to her Connecticut Colonial era country residence Weatherstone, with rolling acreage, to Aspen’s mountainous retreat, her latest book delves into her houses and the distinct style she has created in them. Over 300 photographs cover the intricate decorative details, museum quality antiques and inspired rooms she has completed over the years. Beautifully captured by Miki Duisterhoff, the sparkle and panache of Roehm's interiors come to life.

Roehm is drawn to floral woven fabrics and uses them liberally. Here, in her New York bedroom, she upholstered every surface in a Scalamandre cotton. Never underestimate the power of a print to make an impact. Above the elaborate headboard, she has placed an array of porcelain brackets and pots filled with porcelain flowers created by Vladimir. I adore these flowers and she has amassed a serious collection!

With a black and white painted floor and embroidered upholstery, the patterns work because of the neutral walls.

Weatherstone was totally rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1999.

Red and yellow Parrot tulips surround a painted french chair covered in orange ostrich.

In her Aspen home, Gustavian antiques fill the dining room. A serene blue and white color combination highlights the lines of the Swedish antiques. A fantastic antler collection is hung over the fireplace mantel and next to the windows.