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How Roller Rabbit’s Roberta Freymann Lives Her Style

How Roller Rabbit’s Roberta Freymann Lives Her Style
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In our series “My Mix,” we explore how our favorite designers and trendsetters embrace personal style not just at home but in every facet of their lives, asking them (among other things) to share the one moment that has come to encapsulate their unique aesthetic. This week we sat down with Roller Rabbit founder Roberta Freymann. Read what she has to say below, and see how she’s come to live her style here.

There’s no foreign trip that I take that does not either inspire me, touch my heart, or entertain me. I usually pick countries where I know the experience will be unique, but India continues to fascinate me, even after visiting it more than 50 times over the years. The colors, the people, the devotion, and the soul: It’s changed the way I behave, and it’s changed the way I think in life. I still go two or three times a year; I always find something that I haven’t seen before.

Color is a constant in Roberta’s Upper West Side apartment. Case in point: A glimpse of vibrant silk curtains (one of several sets Roberta unearthed at a Bangkok market) enlivens a neutral vignette atop the living room mantel.

Color is a constant in Roberta’s Upper West Side apartment. Case in point: A glimpse of vibrant silk curtains (one of several sets Roberta unearthed at a Bangkok market) enlivens a neutral vignette atop the living room mantel.

Roberta’s extensive—and wonderfully eclectic—art collection brings personality to every corner of her home.

Roberta’s extensive—and wonderfully eclectic—art collection brings personality to every corner of her home.

My decor mix is…
Bright colors, bold textures, and lots of art.

Every home should have…
Fresh flowers.

My favorite color combination is…
Turquoise and blue.

I always mix…
Roller Rabbit with my collection of Baccarat crystal and Limoges tableware.

I never mix …
Friends with business.

Beauty is…
A house full of family and friends (especially of the canine kind).

On the table, Roberta pairs heirloom china and crystal with colorful block-print linens from her Roller Rabbit line.

On the table, Roberta pairs heirloom china and crystal with colorful block-print linens from her Roller Rabbit line.

My ultimate playlist includes…
Anything in Mozart’s Figaro and Astor Piazzolla’s “Adiós Nonino.”

My favorite book is…
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

The most stylish movie is…
In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai.

My first big splurge was…
An Hermès bag, whose style name I can’t even remember.

My favorite high-low mix is…
My vintage Indian gold beads with a crisp white cotton shirt.

A little black dress looks best with…
I wouldn’t be caught dead in an LBD.

Roberta is a firm believer in layering patterns and loves to experiment with pieces from her line. Her advice for pulling off the mix-and-match look? “Don’t be afraid.”

Roberta is a firm believer in layering patterns and loves to experiment with pieces from her line. Her advice for pulling off the mix-and-match look? “Don’t be afraid.”

Roberta Freymann at home with her Scottish terriers, Alfa and Romeo.

Roberta Freymann at home with her Scottish terriers, Alfa and Romeo.

My coffee order is…
Ristretto, black, one sweetener.

And my cocktail of choice is…
Campari with fresh orange juice.

My favorite flowers are…
Orchids for the look and lily of the valley for the scent.

My best-ever vintage score was…
The many suzani bedcovers I bought from a textiles dealer in Bangkok.

My favorite place to check in is…
The Imperial in New Delhi.

I mix up my weekday routine by…
I’m in the office every day, but I entertain constantly, so that keeps my weeks quite lively.

For a dinner party with friends, my go-to dishes are…
Pasta or risotto—both simple but delicious.

When I’m in a rut, I always…
Say, “Tomorrow the sun will shine.”

There’s no foreign trip that I take that does not either inspire me, touch my heart, or entertain me.

— Roberta Freymann

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