The Color Conundrum
Paula Robinson Rossouw utilized
the natural look favored by
Kenneth Roberts and used in his
original living room design.
Neutrals in the upholstery fabrics
and the carpet’s softly muted
tones reflect the author’s
preferences. “There was just one
color he seemed to like quite a bit
that’s difficult to work with in
rooms,” says Rossouw. “It was
Fortunately, orange is one of
the popular colors of hibiscus, and
the tropical flower decorates the
terrace, where it blends beautifully
with other blossoms. Inside, the
living room rug’s soft shades
include a rusty salmon that cheers
up the hue of the tan wall, and
rows of orange-bound volumes
were placed in the bookcase.
“We didn’t feature the color,”
says Rossouw, noting it would
have been too strident for the
soothing spaces she designed.
“But we made sure to include it.”
At sunset, when the living room
filled with an almost mystical rich
summer’s light, Rossouw’s efforts
would, no doubt, be given her
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an iron lathe base topped with an upholstered canvas seat. The pergola, which, like
the living room’s rockery, was built by Rossouw’s husband, Leon Rossouw, began with
four fluted steel structural columns from an
early 1900s Boston storefront.
Here, too, the designer confesses to
taking some liberties. “The
writing table on the terrace,
which also functions as a dining table, refers to Roberts’s
work, of course,” she says.
“But he never wrote outdoors. That was
done just for the Show House.”
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