Brigette Romanek Conjures a Statement-Making Den Around an Amoako Boafo Painting
Using one of the artist's textural portraits as muse, Romanek crafts a multilayered space filled with vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and refined textiles
Comfortable environments that sparkle with intelligence and wit seem to come naturally to the ever-talented, Los Angeles–based designer Brigette Romanek. Since founding her firm, Romanek Design Studio, in 2018, she’s conceived unstuffy, art-filled homes for creative elites, including Gwyneth Paltrow and ballet dancer Misty Copeland, as well as a retail space for floral genius Eric Buterbaugh and a revamped Petit Trois for chef Ludo Lefebvre.
“It’s a dream of mine to own a portrait by Amoako Boafo,” says the designer. “His use of color is sophisticated and fresh. I see this work hanging in a 1940s wood-paneled den, where you can be pulled in and enveloped by the experience.”
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2021 Spring Issue under the headline “Portrait Perfect.” Subscribe to the magazine.