Monday, December 12, 2011

Fabrizio Rollo in Elle Decor

I was so happy to see perennial Sartorialist Fabrizio Rollo’s apartment in São Paulo featured in the December issue of Elle Decor.


Everytime I see Fabrizio he’s telling me about his place.  I knew it would be good, but I didn’t know it would be THIS good.  The way he mixes colors and patterns reflects in his space as much as his clothing.  It’s always so surprising and rewarding to see the depth of a friend’s creativity.


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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    December 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    He seems to be VERY aware of what he wears!..

  2. LIZPR

    December 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This dude ALWAYS looks dapper. Though I find his place to have too much going on – I like way less pattern in my home – I TOTALLY dig his space and would love it to visit.

  3. Bohemian Style

    December 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    With the mirrored wall, all those patterns feel a bit busy for me.

  4. Hot Sales Blog

    December 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Beards are cool in my opinion…Especialy when combined with classic, great quality clothes…What you think?

  5. Ines

    December 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm


  6. ETC...

    December 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely apartment, great style!


  7. Sabine

    December 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    His place or better – his luxurious home – really has those commonly know brazillian prints :leopard , floral, and hints of bright green such as in the palm trees you can see in the back . It also has lots of details that note masculinity in an elegant way like in the painting in the center of the photo and the zebra rug. It contains both modern influences , pops of color, mixed prints, antigues and retro details so we can really conclude that , in order to have a stylish interior you must invest your lifetime in work.

  8. Sabine

    December 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    His place or better – his luxurious home – really has those commonly know brazillian prints : leopard , floral, and hints of bright green such as in the palm trees you can see in the back . It also has lots of details that note masculinity in an elegant way like in the painting in the center of the photo and the zebra rug. It contains both modern influences , pops of color, mixed prints, antigues and retro details so we can really conclude that , in order to have a stylish interior you must invest your lifetime in work.

  9. bambi

    December 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Nice things always look great

  10. Ines_Cruz

    December 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Incredible style, image of a powerful personality no doubt. I wish more people (men) had more courage to be stylish like him

  11. Robert

    December 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Nice to look at but not a space I could live in. way too overdone to feel comfortable

  12. princessglee

    December 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Wow there’s a lot goin’ on there. It feels very lived in and very personal. I like it a lot.

  13. Serdane

    December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    That is a really beautiful home… Good job !!

  14. lintmag

    December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    There are beautiful things in this photo, but it looks so cluttered and claustrophobic, even! One’s eye has nowhere to rest.

  15. Wild Dakota

    December 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    i love his taste. and as i can see, he s not that bad also as interior designer … definitely esotic, original, but it still seems totally effortless and natural . really perfect

  16. jen

    December 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Wow, that’s one sharp dressed hombre!

  17. Ophelia

    December 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Such a beautiful apartment!

  18. Emanuel I.

    December 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Fabrizion e lo maximo!

  19. Lydia

    December 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    That is one well-dressed man.

  20. Pimkie

    December 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm



  21. Bradley S. Mendes

    December 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I love his decor. Gustavo von Ha´s curved objects on the mirrored wall are so beautiful. Congrats Mr. Rollo! x

  22. Ría

    December 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    He is really well dressed and his house looks like the perfect place to stay an enjoy the Brazilian summer.

  23. DHarvey

    December 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Yes, I agree with “He seems to be VERY aware of what he wears!..”

    I am drawn to people who are stylish, and natural, and who smile: In short they move spontaneously through our imperfect world. Life’s a ride! Sometimes I see people who live life as if it’s a string of moments…and it just…slows me down inside.

  24. Lauren

    December 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Fabulous! He has every detail down!

    The Styleseer

  25. revista

    December 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Super stylist gentleman.

  26. Renata W.

    December 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I am a big fan !!!!
    Parabéns !!!!

  27. Style Dilettante

    December 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Wow! It’s such a completely different approach to how he dresses. So unusual – I feel my aesthetic is the same on my back as it is within my walls… He is made even more complex and intriguing by this article!

  28. (@Tokyofaces)

    December 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Wow. He looks really good. Nice done!

    Tokyo street style:

  29. Marika

    December 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Wow! Merry me! Sonó innamorata da te fabrizio ! I wish American people had half of ur style ..

  30. jas

    December 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    tie tucked in – very cool!

  31. Jai'me

    December 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I must applaud the gentleman in the first image. This man certainly knows how to dress up well! Love the blazer and the collar of his shirt.

  32. João

    December 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    That apartment reminds me of Tracey Ullman´s decoration in Woddy Allen´s Small Time Crooks.

  33. CBC

    December 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    i like all 4 pieces but not together…..good looking guy..

  34. Haute

    December 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    sweet polka-dot tie!! :)

  35. Which me will I be today

    December 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    He’s one gorgeous man! His beard and shades personalize this look. That place is amazing. It’s so eccletic, cultured and cool. I could see myself living there.

  36. cociolph

    December 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    The centre of the room looks very altar-like. All ready for the elevation of the host.
    As for the outfit, it’s great to see someone rocking a club collar.


    December 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

    WOW his home is really inspiring!

  38. une chatte grise

    December 13, 2011 at 1:55 am

    An hour in that apartment would drive me stark raving mad. But hey, it doesn’t have to make me comfy–it’s his space, and it clearly reflects and expands upon his aesthetic. So I give him props for creating a space that clearly works for him!

  39. vandelay

    December 13, 2011 at 3:06 am

    very unsettling. certainly art as i can appreciate his intellectual effort. can i imagine living in it? if it was a hotelroom, i’d request another one. not a single night.

  40. Mc

    December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Sao Paulo, Brazil not Sao Paolo.

  41. Brasil

    December 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

    São Paulo

  42. Marília

    December 13, 2011 at 4:55 am

    All great!

  43. EJM

    December 13, 2011 at 5:55 am

    He looks fantastic. His apartment does not. Way too busy. Looks like he is unable to make up his mind on anything. I would get a headache living in there!

  44. Chris

    December 13, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I love this room! So elegantly styled. This mix of old and new, the colors and patterns, masculine and exotic. I particularly love the blanket on the bed, the leopard pillows, the fifties standing lamps and the old framed painting.

  45. J.A.P

    December 13, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Oh my lordy. His apartment is heaven.

  46. Aga

    December 13, 2011 at 7:08 am


  47. Dawn Sinclair

    December 13, 2011 at 8:00 am

    If ONLY I could get the other half to dress half as well ::Sigh::


  48. Thefashionguitar

    December 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Pretty dandy look

    XO Charlotte

  49. J Umm

    December 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    id never guess that a suave man would live in such a funky place like this
    its uber cool

  50. quigley

    December 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Judging by the photo of his bedroom it’s true that being rich doesn’t mean you have good taste…

  51. Anastasia

    December 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Looks like a back rooms of the Met Museum – everything that did not match the major exhibition was stored here…

    Items are lovely and admirable, but style is absent

    Sorry, about this comment, but it is what I see

  52. F Dasilva

    December 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Wow!!! Loved it!

    Tres chic!

  53. debi c

    December 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

    love his place!

  54. Bonnie McCarthy

    December 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What an amazing collection. I think viewing this room tells a lot about the person who lives there -his life, his adventures, and his passion. Fascinating!

  55. Dr. Edu

    December 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    What amazing he is ! His talent looks like with a little kind of some grandma and grandpa’s influence. Nothing more actually and original too . From this he gains universality.

  56. allen

    December 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    i’m a little surprised with all the criticism of his apartment. it would be interesting to see how some of these naysayers live.
    this reminds me of my first apartment in nyc: i thought it was cool, and so did most of my friends. then a new friend came along and described it as “funky,” and he didn’t mean it in a good way. LOL

  57. Peter

    December 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Love the way he wears the tie.

  58. Jan Sarah

    December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oh, I would love to see more images of his apartment – how interesting!!

  59. Jan Sarah

    December 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I followed the link to Elle and found the photos of Fabrizio’s apartment. Fantastic! Really, thank you for sharing this wonderfully and intricately woven style of his.

  60. marilândia

    December 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm


  61. Jenny

    December 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like it’s wearing a Kangol hat made of hair. Cool outfit though.

  62. Ladybird

    December 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Not exactly minimalist, however I visited a few private homes in Brazil earlier this year – it seems to be the trend to pack your apartment with gorgeous treasures!

  63. Claire

    December 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I am thinking he wouldn’t allow any red wine into that space!

  64. antique engagement rings

    December 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I am thinking fantastic.. but for my taste a bit too much going on!

  65. AnthonyC

    December 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Interesting pad but makes me jittery – a bit too much going on.

  66. jill buxie

    December 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    organized chaos. it’s absolute perfection.

  67. Fabiana Pio

    December 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I loved his look! But the apartment altough is cool, I believe there are too many things to bump into…I prefer few deco…but to know it is in Sao Paulo is amazing! Is he Italian but lives in Sao Paulo? Where about? I’m from Sao Paulo.. :-) xx

  68. buka

    December 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    this interior is so cliche.

  69. clarity enhanced diamonds

    December 15, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I love his sweater!

  70. Susan

    December 15, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’ve not commented in quite a while, I’ve gotten sick of the silly “fashion” here. However this ook is so very nice, he dresses fantastically, very handsome. His apartment is wonderful. I love how he used the floating/hanging art to divide his space. Wonderful.

  71. Zar

    December 31, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Not exactly sure about whats awesome about this pad..It looks like a junkstore filled with cool stuff…

  72. ellen

    January 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Fabrizio I think you’ve created a relaxing and inviting place that is begging you to invite your cousin” ellen” to visit. Amazing!!!

  73. Name*

    January 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Great stuff here! It looks like a picture perfect home, but sort of cozy in a crazy way! And very creative!

  74. Marília

    January 31, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I agree with Ellen!

  75. dcinDC

    January 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I sometimes wonder if I “decorate” a bit too much, and then I see this. I see the excess that some of you have commented on, but when you look closely, there’s not really that much there – there is a great amount of texture and pattern, and the reflection, the way the photo has been shot, makes it look much busier. It’s a great collection of beautiful things that this man no doubt loves, and loves to have around him – exactly what I do. Wonder if he did it or hired it done – hoping it’s his work – probably is considering how he dresses himself. Great job all around!

  76. westcoasttiger

    July 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    There’s a fine line between garish and stylish, and his sense of interior decorating is straddling it right now.

  77. Maja S.

    December 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    if you like mixing patterns and colours in the way that isn’t really obvious maybe you should try to look at the blog of a polish girl Macademian Girl. I just think she’s a great artist while were’re talking about patterns. I just… It’s … I’m out of words when I try to describe her art of fashion.

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