Paris in spring: What’s inspiring interior designer Robert Brown right now

13 picks from the award-winner behind Townhouse
Photograph by Greg Dupree

0315_robertbrown016_courtesy_oneuseonlyRobert Brown transitioned to interior design after more than 20 years in the fashion industry. Named Southeastern Designer of the Year by “Veranda” in 2006, he has won more than 20 American Society of Interior Designers awards, including the President’s award. Brown has also designed two furniture lines and last year opened his first retail store, Townhouse, at the Galleries of Peachtree Hills.

“I often find inspiration in Paris. The French are experts at integrating disparate elements of fashion and interior design to create cohesive looks. I’ve embraced French Moderne eclecticism here, mixing textures and colors, bold geometry and organic lines. The contrasts of gold on black, natural linen against a silk Hermès scarf, and sharp angles against faux animal fur intrigue the eye and invigorate the senses.”

0315_robertbrown09_gdupree_oneuseonlyTiffany & Co. sterling silver cigarette box with cedar liner, circa 1938, $945

0315_robertbrown010_gdupree_oneuseonlyZinc Textile “Laughing Owl,” Z337/01

0315_robertbrown014_gdupree_oneuseonlyF. Schumacher “Sofia Diamond,” noir

0315_robertbrown08_gdupree_oneuseonlyTillet Textiles “Madmen,” TFT 20201

0315_robertbrown07_gdupree_oneuseonlyHermès scarf, $600

0315_robertbrown013_gdupree_oneuseonlyWG Studios black-and-gold ashtray, $260

0315_robertbrown012_gdupree_oneuseonlyDecorative Hardware Studio bar pull and pendant pull, satin antique brass

0315_robertbrown03_gdupree_oneuseonlyAuguste Garufi figure statue in plaster, $950

0315_robertbrown015_courtesy_oneuseonlyCole & Son “Apex,” 93/16055 CS, dark beige

0315_robertbrown05_gdupree_oneuseonlyL’Objet crocodile desk tray, $90

0315_robertbrown011_gdupree_oneuseonly“Moderne” by Jacques Garcia, $75

0315_robertbrown02_gdupree_oneuseonlyTop, Caesarstone “Concetto,” ice quartz, 8200; back, Materials Marketing limestone, white-honed

0315_robertbrown06_gdupree_oneuseonlyStark Carpet “Minette,” abaca, 90% silver/10% E2. F. Schumacher “Gweneth Linen,” coral

Products: Photographs by Greg Dupree; Cole & Son: Photograph courtesy of Cole & Son; Portrait: Photograph courtesy of Robert Brown; All products available through Robert Brown interior design

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.