Designer Spotlight: Todd Romano
This New York-based designer proves that old-school decorating techniques can result in a youthful and energetic retreat.
The welcoming Dutch door entrance is painted a lively coral with flanking black-green shutters.
Todd injects some color into the room with his signature lamps, which he placed on a modern metal-and-glass console table, available at Todd Alexander Romano showrooms in New York and Los Angeles.
Jolt of Color
Todd gives a pop of color to the whitewashed living room with a lemon green glaze lining the shelves. The bright hue is a perfect foil for a collection of blue-and-white china.
Todd incorporates a dramatic feeling with deep hunter green walls while still keeping the room light with patterned furniture and a quirky spiral side table.
Todd gave a modern bedroom vintage accents such as the antique bedside lamp and white palm-frond stenciling on the walls. To prevent sun damage to the custom-colored Travers & Co. linen, the bedroom curtains are four layers thick.
Todd chose a pale, custom-colored gray-and-yellow chintz by Bob Collins & Sons in the guest bedroom. Paired with citrine walls, the result is inviting yet sophisticated.
A pagoda-roofed folly houses the homeowner's golfcart, strategically placed next to the pristine pool.
The entertaining loggia and expanse of patio separates the house from the pool. White patio furniture adds interest and functionality.
An antique-style bamboo table with a geometric mirror on the loggia adds a touch of stylistic flair as well as extra seating for guests.
This native Texan turned devoted New Yorker is known for his fresh, traditional interiors. He balances old-school elegance with a welcoming informality by taking an irrevernt, playful approach to formal spaces. His Upper East Side store in New York is a source for candy-colored gourd lamps, one-of-a-kind antiques, and fabric and wallpaper. His latest venture, an L.A. branch of Todd Alexander Romano, brings his signature style to the West Coast.