Threshold: One Great Room: Social Fabrics

Designer Frank Roop combines custom details with midcentury finds in a condo at the South End's Atelier 505 building. His objective? To create an environment that's luxurious but not precious — and perfect for entertaining.

MADE OF ORGANIC bark, the neutral Caba Company wallpaper serves as a great backdrop for art.

The paintings are by Bernd Haussmann, a Marblehead-based artist represented by the South End’s Chase Gallery. They hang slightly off-center “because it looks less contrived that way,” says Roop.

The ceiling’s five-color, high-gloss pattern recalls a Mondrian painting.

The smoked glass door was made in Somerville by Tresfort Metalworks. Roop likes the steel frame’s tiny imperfections: They’re evidence that it was hand-wrought.

A wall-mounted cabinet provides storage space as well as an unconventional home for a potted tree.

Accent pillows — in fabrics by Great Plains (from Webster & Company) and Fadini Borghi (from the Martin Group) — allow Roop to layer vibrant colors against neutral furniture.

Stools from a Connecticut antiques store were upholstered in suede from Edelman Leather.

Roop collects quartz crystals and other natural objects, keeping them in storage until the right project comes along.

Both marble coffee tables are vintage. The ’70s-era rectangular one came from Hudson, New York, while Roop found the round one, an Italian piece from the ’60s, during a buying trip to Paris.

The Tibetan rug is from Steven King at the Boston Design Center.

Roop designed this modernist cube chair, built by Everett-based McLaughlin Upholstering Company, to be wider toward the front “so it draws you in.” The cotton and cashmere Rogers & Goffigon fabric is similarly inviting.

A custom linen Blanche Field shade with a silk ribbon complements the vintage lamp Roop found in Paris.