PHILOSOPHY

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A Robert Passal interior is never defined by any one era, style or approach. Rather, it evokes personal comfort and sophistication. Timeless, collected, composed, and curated are words often used to describe his aesthetic.
— Sothebys

 

 

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BLENDING OF STYLES & ERAS 


Style is the ever-evolving expression of life. As a designer, I’m always searching, attuned to the details that make something extraordinary — whether a gilded 19th century French bergere chair or a contemporary oil on canvas by a living American artist. Blending styles and eras requires a true editor’s eye. To create contrast, I often pair opposing periods in such a way that objects engage in conversation with one another. My interiors share a signature of clean lines, classical elements and livable luxury.

 

 

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 PERSONALIZED LUXURY


Curiosity about people and the way they live is the key to memorable design. Every project reflects the client’s individuality. I take the time to understand what luxury means to each person. Through a process of collecting and clarifying, I create a space where my client can be comfortable and do what they love. It’s important to surround them with warmth and wellbeing — inviting pillows, beautiful bedding, a well-lit room. Luxury is a multi-sensory experience.

 

 

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THE DETAILS OF LIFE


Art and accessories give a space its soul. Drawing on inspiration from the Dutch Masters to Geometric Abstraction, I create interiors that withstand time and trends. It is a pleasure to discover what clients are drawn to, helping them define and express their own aesthetic. Great design is about building a lifestyle, and life is in the details. Beautifully crafted plaster molding, inlaid cabinets and mirrors, button tufting — these are the ways a room reveals itself over time. Every space we design continues to unfold and evolve, just like the people who live there.