"Unearthing an important – or, to anyone but yourself, an unimportant – treasure is enormously gratifying. Both my career and my flat in London have allowed me access to marvelous shops, private antiques dealers, auction houses, country houses, and outdoor markets. The minute I step off the plane at Heathrow my energy level rises."
- Rose Tarlow
One of the most influential designers working in America today, Rose Tarlow knows that creating a truly beautiful room is as much an emotional matter as it is one of color, light, fabric, and furniture. As an internationally-renowned furniture and fabric artisan, interior designer, antiquarian and author, her creations have enchanted the design community for over thirty years. According to New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger, she "balances emotion and intellect as well as any designer now living … her rooms [combine] sensual pleasures with geometric rigor, and every one of them is simultaneously a lesson in design and a lesson in living."
Rose Tarlow opened R. Tarlow Antiques in Los Angeles in 1976, and was inspired shortly thereafter to design her own furniture, using local craftsmen with whom she still works daily to achieve the unique stylistic vision that has become synonymous with her name. Rose Tarlow Melrose House opened in 1979 and quickly became a preeminent producer of furniture and textiles. Each piece in the Rose Tarlow collection bears her unique signature of design and materials, combined with impeccable quality.