Rose Tarlow opened her first shop on Melrose Place in Los Angeles in 1976, tucked away from traffic and secluded with a secret courtyard. She called this special place “Tarlow Antiques,” and there, she created a shopping sanctuary of impeccable and eclectic pieces selected from her most exclusive sources from her world travels. Rose was determined that each treasure in her shop would have a particular charm and a textured history all of its own.
After several years, inspired by her demands for the highest quality and infinite variation in design, Rose turned her creative energy to the development of her very own furniture collection. Mixing her own way of seeing beauty with a comprehensive reservoir of historical references and construction techniques, Rose created her own line of unique objects for the enjoyment of living. Complimentary collections of fabric, leathers, wallcoverings and accessories followed thereafter. Shape, color, meaning and quality are the constants of her designs.
For over thirty years, Rose Tarlow Melrose House has stayed true to this vision to create timeless designs that possess a twist and character to make each chair, each table, each textile, each accessory - extraordinary.
We embrace the integrity of generations of craftsmen and artisans, and recognize the character that age and natural imperfections can bring. We take an idea and play with it, change the proportion, make it comfortable, add a feature that only those who truly know can see. We celebrate the enigmatic beauty of the unexpected - for us the magic is in the details. Each piece has its own personality and taken as a whole, forms the heart of everything we create.
Today, Rose Tarlow Melrose House products, including lighting and accessories, are sold at the company’s flagship on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and in the D&D Building in New York City, and are represented by the finest multi-line showrooms across the country. The philosophy of original design, charming eccentricity and uncompromising quality remains true to the secluded antique shop where Rose Tarlow first began her design story many years ago.