Meet the Architect Behind the Ulla Johnson Shop

Nov 30

Architect Elizabeth Roberts is known for converting lofts and landmarked buildings, specializing in renovating townhouses in Brooklyn’s brownstone neighborhoods, with many of her clients being leaders in fashion, film, art, and music.

A recent project of Roberts that caught my eye was the Ulla Johnson store located on Bleecker Street in the historic district of Noho located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The soft, muted tones with varying textures of natural elements, compliment the clothing and palette of Ulla Johnson’s collections.

I especially admire how Roberts showcases elements in a space – reminding me of why I wanted to create Art of Display – through her ability to convert something old, into something new, without stripping it of its special marks, and instead retaining beautiful historic accents.

I recently featured Athena Culderone’s (of the lifestyle brand Eyeswoon) historic Brooklyn townhouse on the blog and this is one of Roberts’ designs I’ve loved watching, as she brought this townhouse to life in the most simple and unique way.



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