CAIRO BOOKS's Description
For Jose Solís and Paul Sherrill, partners in Solís Betancourt, the goal for
every interior is a balance between formal and informal, traditional and
contemporary, while always keeping comfort and livability in mind. There is a
striking simplicity to their arrangement of furniture and art: the look is
subtle, never excessive, yet the designers are not afraid to bring in dramatic
elements to surprise and enchant the eye. These choices contribute to a look
that appears effortless, as though the collection of objects came together
little by little over decades.
Most notably in a Solís Betancourt room, comfort centers on the sensuous
fabrics that might envelop an armchair, cushion a delicate settee, or softly
frame a set of French doors. Fabric might be used as an accent, lining niches
or bookcases as a background for the objects on display. Or fabric might take
on a more important role, covering the ceiling and walls to create a tactile
and alluring environment. Nubby linens, shimmering silks, regal damasks, are
subtly layered into a serene composition that begs to be touched and enjoyed.
These are interiors that offer a moment of transcendence, a glimpse beyond
everyday routine. These are rooms to come home to, sanctuaries that offer a
sense of protection, tranquility, and beauty.