Designer Carolyn Roy’s sincere respect and appreciation for architectural finishes and fine art help her create stunning, dreamscape-style retreats for her select clients. A professional interior designer for more than 15 years in South Florida, Carolyn began her career working as an art dealer in New York City, with her own fine arts gallery. Her degree in fine arts and experience working with high-end art provided a natural and exciting transition to luxury interior transforms her client’s space into a work of curated art that is unique and a complete reflection of the homeowner.
All of Carolyn’s projects look wonderfully singular because, she says, “Each item has a sense of importance. No two houses could ever look the same”. Carolyn uses vintage treasures and quality handmade items to personalize each space. She is also a fan of boutique wall covering and fabric companies, searching beyond mass-produced items to ensure that her clients home is both aesthetically beautiful, yet authentic and genuine. Often commissioned to travel, Carolyn’s boutique firm, CR Studio Interior Design, transforms its clients luxury homes, whether located on the beach, at a lakeside escape or in a luxury mountain hideaway. “I enjoy researching different types of architecture and studying the site of the property.” Carolyn explains of her deeply thoughtful, holistic approach to interior design. Visit her website and experience the sensationally clean, artistic style she can bring to design project.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Maintain gratitude; be content, but curious and challenged; have loving relationships with lamily and friends; and be where the weather is warm!
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, who or what would it be?
Audrey Hepburn or jimmy Buffett.
What design trends do you want to you to rest forever?
Shag carpet, velvet wallpaper, anything that traps dust.
What design ideas do you want to encompass?
Furnishings with a history or chat are handcrafted: a focus on fine art: creating an environment where the exterior is a continuation of the interior: wabisabi beauty in the imperfect.
If you could team up with one iconic designer architect with whom to create a room, who would that be and why?
Dorothy Draper because she was a trailblazer in the industry and I love her spirit.
What’s your favorite place to shop locally? Abroad?
Locally Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Newel at the South Florida Design Park for furniture, and Paris Ceramics for architectural finishes. Abroad, IstDibs brings the world to you!
What statement or quote do you want to be remembered by?
She was an original.
CR Studio Interior Design
Carolyn Roy, Principal and Interior Designer
200 North Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401