Roman and Williams

Since founding Roman and Williams in 2002, principals Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have been blending old and new with a well-balanced romanticism to create notable projects, such as the Ace Hotel New Orleans, Le Coucou restaurant in New York, and their very own retail-restaurant-showroom hybrid RW Guild, which is home to French café La Mercerie, Emily Thompson Flowers, and the duo’s product growing product line.

In a video interview, the 2019 Platinum Circle honorees discuss how film influences their interior design work, their dream projects, and what their ideal days look like.