Small arrangements of flowers, urns and artwork don a beautiful mantel original to the space.
His penchant for organization comes across here, where every area maximizes storage and every box and drawer is tagged and labeled.
A sophisticated yet warm setting is enhanced with flower arrangements and artwork. Clients get a great sense for what their homes will be like since the office experience is very cozy.
Even the office powder room is a jewel box setting complete with interesting photographs, fresh flowers and endless supply of fresh tip towels.
Organization and order can be stylish-- by adding a patterned rug and more functional storage, the kitchen is a workspace too.
I wish my desk looked this organized. Rod, help!
Someone is NEAT.
Parsons, but self-taught.
What is your signature look? How would you define it?
When did you know this was your calling in life?
When I redecorated the house every night after my parents went out….my little brother and babysitter served me well as junior designers…I learned to “point” at the tender age of six!
What other designer and or architect do you most admire (living or not) and why?
I’m not a typical devotee or fan per se. I see something in everything, always taking mental snapshots. I suppose anything that resonates; or speaks to me I appreciate.
What is your favorite go to fabric house/collection or singular fabric?
The hunt for a great antique Fortuny, and I love Rose Tarlow’s textile line.
What material do you love?
Crushed linen velvets in rich jeweled tones, interesting antique textiles in silk, beautiful embroideries and authentic ethnic prints. From antique batiks to the rare African kuba cloth.
What is a favorite antique of yours?
An Andre Arbus parchment desk with limed oak legs, French c.1940.
What is your favorite project?
One's that inspire me. Usually because the clients are simply nice and champion the design process. My jobs are long and the relationships protracted. I have to work through this collaboration being happy or it’s simply not worth my time….happiness trumps money, and I will not tolerate bullies, particularly when it comes to my loyal, talented, amazing team.
What trade or retail store inspires you most?
Great decorative artisans.
What is your favorite new and old interior book?
Shockingly, I find the the best books to be on history’s best fashion designers – M.’s Mainboucher, Givenchy, Dior, Balenciaga, and of course le Grande Mdme. Chanel. I glean great inspiration for my work from these legends of fashion.
What country house do you most love?
If you were not doing this what would you do?
What city besides NYC do you visit to inspire you?
What are some trade secrets you want to share?
Tell us your tips for entertaining well
What is the easiest most stress free floral arrangement you suggest?
What is the singular most important ingredient to a great party?
Time to escape into some beautiful spaces:
Photos courtesy of Rod Winterrowd, Inc.
A back lit built in bookcase is brought to life with artwork and accessories. Striped window treatments flank the space, adding height
Traditional interiors are made even more beautiful with a heady mix of modern color field paintings and small tables with clean lines
Rod has fun with surface areas- a painted geometric pattern on the floor balances out the teal Venetian plaster walls
In a New York sitting room, dark stained herringbone floors and a mix of furniture in a variety of finishes are welcoming
Knowing storage is the key to success in a city apartment, he has compartmentalized bookshelf spaces with artwork, the TV and family photos.
A master at seating layout, a tailored banquette and French arm chair surround a petite cocktail table.
Artwork hung symmetrically, low lighting, and cozy Bridgewater chairs make this library a rich and inviting spot.
A jewel tone palette, monochromatic flowers and well placed light sources make everyone feel good.
Rod loves a painted door. These beauties are painted a deep blue, not a bad way to make an entrance. The chocolate and cream bedroom beckons.
A manicured Palm Beach home with clipped hedges and classical architecture
In this Florida foyer he used an alabaster lantern, mirrors to enlarge the space, and neutral sophisticated palette to provide a tropical retreat.
Mixing dark woods and cream upholstery, the space reads cool and comfortable.
Several seating areas provide for easy conversation.
A very New England dark pool is surrounded by modern chaises and a vine covered pergola that says tropical, but clean tropical not overgrown desert island tropical.