While there is no trademark Fisher Weisman “look,” their interiors almost always involve lush, layered mixes in which fantasy, formality, old, and new mingle to dramatic effect. Designed with glamorous entertaining in mind, the living room of their Nob Hill apartment showcases their surprising yet seamless style. “Both the furniture—including numerous antique French and Russian chairs, which can easily be moved across the bare floors—and the dark, smoky, neutral color scheme were selected to allow flowers, artwork, and accessories to vary the room’s mood depending on the season, event, or even hour,” they explain.
Call of the Wild
Fisher and Weisman always seem to master that perfect balance of breathtaking and welcoming, and this Carmel, CA, living room is the perfect embodiment of that room you never want to leave. Taupe velvet walls, a red lacquered cocktail table, vivid leopard-print and jewel-tone silk-velvet chairs, and a striped Louis XVI sofa coexist with energized serenity and harmony. Lively silk drapes and a moody abstract painting by California artist Tom Leaver pull it all together. “Always add an element of surprise in every room,” say the pair. “If a scheme is too predictable it’s dull.”
Mother Nature has always been a mesmerizing muse for designers, but Fisher and Weisman’s fantastical over-the-top organic creations, like the supersized shell-encrusted chandelier in their San Miguel de Allende home (left), catapult her to new heights of fabulous. Against a clean backdrop of white walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and perpetual sunshine, an elaborately carved cantera stone mantel, a vintage Mexican over-mantel mirror, and candelabras fashioned by the pair from old andirons create a vibrantly personal vignette that delights without distracting.