Being cooped up at home during the pandemic made celebrity stylist Law Roach rethink his design aesthetic.
“At first, I wanted the entire house to be gray: gray furniture, gray cabinetry, gray everything,” Roach, who is known for dressing Zendaya and a variety of other A-listers, told Architectural Digest. “But being cooped up here, day in and day out, it just became depressing.”
Law used the time he’d normally be jet-setting around the world to “experiment” on his Los Angeles home, which is the first he has owned and designed.
“When I’m dressing someone, I always try to find a way to express their personality, and I wanted to do the same for my home,” he said, sharing that he infused the space with extra color, texture, and patterns. “I’m a little crazy, so there’s a lot to look at. The house is very specific. You have to have a certain amount of imagination to really appreciate it.”
Capitalizing on color, pink palm frond wallpaper greets guests on the first floor. In the dramatic kitchen, a deep black background is surrounded by stainless steel appliances. A long center island provides plenty of bar seating under golden light fixtures. (Don’t miss the backlit portrait of Barack Obama by artist Richard Arthur hanging on the far wall.)
One of the most unusual spaces is the media room. It features hand-painted wood planks commissioned from Floyd Davis of the Chicago-based studio Artpentry, which provides a strong focal point that’s flanked by white bookshelves. Filled with natural light, the space leads out to the sunny backyard.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom features rich black walls and a leather-wrapped bed. A sprawling closet space is already stuffed to the brim with Roach’s fashion collection, while the primary bathroom has some less-traditional features as well: you’ll find a snorkel, diving mask, and flippers by Tom Ford for Gucci hanging on the wall above the deep soaking tub, which is surrounded by white marble and plenty of black cabinetry. Outside, a deck seating area allows plenty of space for soaking up the sun. It looks out onto the spacious patio below, which is home to a sparkling swimming pool and plenty of lounge chairs. A pavilion next to the pool is home to Roach’s office.
While Roach admitted he was “a little nervous about this whole project” since he normally deals with clothes, not furniture and rooms, he ultimately found his niche. “I had to learn on the job,” he added.
And clearly, the overhaul turned out to be a success.
“I really enjoyed this process. There’s such a strong link between fashion and interiors, and I’d love to explore it even further. Maybe some kind of great collaboration with a Target or a Crate & Barrel,” he shared. “I work with all these couture brands, but it’s always been my dream to do something accessible to a much broader audience.”