Katie Rosenfeld likes to move things around a lot, and this room, a home office in her Weston Cape, is the embodiment of that desire.
“Everything in my house gets relocated,” said Rosenfeld of Wellesley’s Katie Rosenfeld Design.
“I think the reality is that most people wouldn’t do it, but I do just because of what I do.”
The sofa was relocated from another room in the house, as was the artwork, among other things. The art is “a mixture of actual paintings and garbage I found at flea markets,” Rosenfeld said with a laugh. “That’s stuff I’ve had forever.” The abstract pastel on the left was the very first piece of original art she ever bought, while the other was something she found “all tattered” at a flea market. “I don’t think I paid $10 for it.” Her grandmother painted the watercolor of the butterflies, and next to that is a greeting card Rosenfeld liked so much she framed it. The beach scene is by an artist she met in New Jersey.“It’s very popular to hang art like this today. I cringe to call it a trend because it’s an old-school way of doing things,” she said. “The whole point is not to match, but to buy what you like and stick it up there.”
But now that Rosenfeld has a new studio in Wellesley, what will become of her home office? It’s being converted into a TV lounge, she said. “You’ll see it in another life.”
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This light fixture hung in Rosenfeld’s mother’s childhood bedroom in the ’50s. It’s painted tole and very crumbly, she said.
THE WALL COLOR
The paint, Farrow & Ball’s “Matchstick,” matches everything, Rosenfeld said.
THE LAMPThis light, a Crate & Barrel find, has custom porcelain finials adorned with the Chinese symbol for happiness.
THE THROW PILLOWS
From left, the faux Mongolian lamb pillow is from West Elm, the whimsical Capricorn one (Rosenfeld’s Zodiac sign) was purchased at Jonathan Adler, and the floral accessory was made from an Osborne & Little fabric.
The sleeper sofa was relocated from another room in the house and is used by houseguests.
THE DRAPES AND CHAIR
These panels were made with a Lee Jofa fabric called “Nirvana,” which was also used to reupholster the chair, another flea market find. It has been recovered six times, she said.
- Eileen McEleney Woods