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James at Roark Modern - Photo:  Boris Glamocanin

James at Roark Modern – Photo: Boris Glamocanin

With the look and feel of a glamorous uber chic Tribeca loft, Roark Modern is certainly one of my favorite destinations for antique furniture. This indispensable resource is the brainchild of Lisa Bowles who began her career as an interior designer. She’s always sought out-of-the-way places — the back streets of Paris, remote villages in Southern France, Spain, Italy, etc. — to bring her clients the most unusual and rarely seen furniture and objects. Fortunately for all of us, Bowles brings this same approach to her ravishing showroom, sharing a masterful mix of styles and periods selected with natural flair and a deep knowledge of all things antique.

Roark Modern

Roark Modern

Here the super stylish Bowles is constantly arranging and re-arranging, creating what she likes to call moments — vignettes and interesting juxtapositions of periods and styles inviting one to look at things with fresh eyes. Of course these ravishing vignettes never last very long because the pieces are always quickly snapped up by some of the most influential designers and taste makers around! That being said, do make a point to visit Roark Modern often – there will always be something new to delight and inspire!

Roark Modern

Roark Modern

Photographed at Roark Modern (top) by photographer Boris Glamocanin, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Wetherby” suit in ocean blue wool silk linen melange, royal and white cotton silk polka dot print french cuff shirt, Seaman Schepps pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, Charvet navy and royal retro print silk pocket square, vintage Rolex, Pierre Hardy cobalt suede demi boots, my fragrance is Tom Ford Madorino Di Amalfi and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a bit of a sun kissed glow.



  1. Lisa Bowles says:

    James – I am so flattered! You look chic beyond in your Tom Ford, completing the best vignette Roark has ever seen. Thank you very much!

  2. Dean Farris says:


    Looks like a fabulous place to start a project off in the right direction!


  3. Karena says:

    James, just the kind of venue I would love to peruse for artful objects!! Bowles has created a stunning space!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. James Andrew says:

    Darling Lisa Bowels,

    What a great pleasure it was to share your brilliance on WIJW?

    Roark is a most ravishing showroom and sure this will bring you lots of new fans and followers.



  5. James Andrew says:

    Darling Dean ,

    As you can imagine I intend on spending lots of time with the delicious and delightful Lisa Bowles at Roark!



  6. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Karena,

    I am sure you would be captivated by Roark!

    It is so much more than a showroom- a visual narrative really!

    All Best


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