Interior designer Eric Roseff isn’t afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to color. He approaches each new project as the unique entity that it is and is constantly dreaming big, taking risks, and exercising his creative muscles to create original and authentic interiors.
What inspired this career path for you?
I have always been a lover of houses, and was always curious as to what they looked like inside. As a kid, I would spend hours perusing my mother’s design magazines, and would listen in on her conversations with her interior designer. I studied art and business, worked in graphic design, decorative painting, and as a retailer. The circuitous path led me to interior design, where I should have been in the first place!
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
Art has always been a powerful source of inspiration for me…color, pattern, texture, light. My vivid, technicolor dreams also inspire me.
Tell us about your creative process. In addition to long conversations with clients, and intense listening, I really need to spend time alone in a space. I need to stand in a space and experience it, almost in silence, to observe the light, feel the space, and listen to what it has to say.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Daring, Bold, Original, Creative, Insightful, Authentic
What’s a staple in your tool kit?
Color, a roll of blue tape, and a dirty martini.
Who do you look up to in the design world?
I look up to every designer who takes risks, and is not formulaic. A few of my favorites are Kelly Wearstler, Steven Gambrel, Muriel Brandolini, and Jean-Louis Deniot.
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
I would love to design a kickass tour bus for Adele, a place where she could relax, recharge, and escape while touring. I know she said she may never tour again, but maybe this would change her mind! I would love to bring as much pure joy, wonder, and amazement to her as she brings to us all.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
My own quote is, “I believe everyone deserves good design”. Two other favorites are, “A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” –Juan Montoya; “If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” – Bunny Williams
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
I am a design junkie, always in need of a fix! I surround myself with design magazines and books. I still get excited when a new magazine arrives…the actual, physical magazine, not the online version! I am old-school in that regard. World of Interiors is a definite favorite. I adore the perfect imperfections in so many of the spaces. And of course there is always Instagram.
If you are consigning: Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
I am getting ready to consign for the first time with Viyet. I buy pieces that truly speak to me (often they even scream at me!), and that I believe are special, and of great quality. I would always hope they end up with like-minded individuals.
What do you love about Viyet?
So many things! I love the hunt, and the instant gratification of finding the perfect piece, just awaiting reupholstery to make it my own. It is wonderful to bring new life, or give a facelift to a special piece.