Robert Stilin blends elegant and approachable.
casual elegance. It’s not as easy to pull off as one might think—unless, of course, you’re Ali MacGraw or Meghan Markle. Or, when it comes to interiors, you’re designer Robert Stilin.
Stilin’s spaces exemplify the art of mixing vintage furnishings and modern art with clean-lined architecture in a seemingly effortless way. Here, for example, he deftly combines 1920s Craftsman-style architecture with a 1960s Mazzega pendant and an Arne Jacobsen Swan chair. The result is elegant yet immensely approachable.
“The details here have a modern bend to make it crisp and current,” Stilin says. “The art, for example, is framed in a crisp, modern way. Yet it’s all mixed together to create a freshness. It’s a mix of classic and modern—edited in a contemporary way that is very livable.”
THERE IS A LOT OF CONTRAST BETWEEN CLASSIC TRADITIONAL AND MODERN. IT’S ALL MIXED TOGETHER TO CREATE A FRESHNESS THAT’S VERY CURRENT.” —designer Robert Stilin