A fearlessly rich palette
A designer who grew up amid the arid sands of the U.S. Southwest was perhaps bound to fall headlong for more vibrant hues. The vividness of Venetian art and interiors has long had an outsize influence on Roger’s work.
Modern Venice, still inspiring.
Colors of the Renaissance.
The richness of his choices early on could be somewhat startling in the hotel trade. “Hotel rooms are often painted in medium tones because they are the easiest to maintain,” he explained to Elle Decor in 2007. “Those are throwaway interiors.”
Brilliant red chandeliers became a signature flourish in his grand hotel designs.
Warm, welcoming, unforgettable.
Mirroring the waters of Venice.
Flourishes of Italy.