In a California living room, Chloe Warner conjures a fresh take on classic red, white and blue. A Stark indoor-outdoor rug is topped by a custom Merida rug that was designed by Warner and inspired by inkblots. “I painted a watercolor, played with it in Photoshop and sent it off,” she says.+
Shon Parker lightened the paint color and darkened the ceiling beams in a southern living room. The custom sofa is covered in a Duralee velvet; the tusk table and the ottoman, in a Larsen velvet, are both from Baker.
For a New England grande dame, Nina Farmer took her cues from original features, like the brick mantel and wood trim. A pair of Duane Modern chairs is covered in a Rogers & Goffigon fabric. The brass-and-alabaster pendant is by Urban Archaeology. Two Vaughan lamps flank a custom sofa upholstered in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric.
Trompe L’oeil Paintings
Amanda Lindroth commissioned British artist Aldous Bertram to transform her nondescript pied-à-terre. The trompe l’oeil paintings, such as the scrolls that frame the original Addison Mizner windows, help break up the large expanses of wall.
The custom sofa in an 1850s home, designed by Suysel dePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster, is covered in a Schumacher velvet and the Ballard Designs ottoman in a Rogers & Goffigon tartan. The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Great Barrington Green.
Walls in Benjamin Moore’s Misty Lilac ground lively patterns in a Park Avenue living room. Two 19th-century Chinese ancestral paintings hang over the sofa, framed by ginger jars on wall brackets. The boldest gesture in the vibrant space is Hickory Chair’s Carter sofa, upholstered in an overscale ikat by Brunschwig & Fils.
Blogger Justina Blakeney’s living room is anchored by a tall euphorbia plant, which is similar to a cactus but needs less sunlight. The Fable rug is from Blakeney’s collection for Loloi, the curtains are from Ikea and the rods are from Lowe’s.
Walls in the a coastal cottage are sheathed in Phillip Jeffries’s Basket Case, which designer Frank Roop says has “a brawny texture that holds its own against the chunky beadboard.” A custom sofa covered in Manuel Canovas’s Brasilia invites guests to unwind and prop up their feet on the vintage root table.
Pretty in Pink
A custom high-gloss pink from Fine Paints of Europe coats the center parlor of a Richmond home. The sofa in Kravet’s Stone Harbor linen heightens the lively mood. A Montferrat chandelier by Vaughan and vintage chairs in Chivasso’s Fancy Flower frame the view through the French doors.
A Moroccan-inspired lounge, which designer Justina Blakeney dubbed Bluhemia, is wallpapered with Aja in Teal, one of her designs for Hygge & West. The sectional is from Jonathan Louis, and the faux sheepskin is from Target.
Designer Celerie Kemble wanted a New York family room to have an inviting “feet-up” sensibility. The floor is covered in 10 different vintage Moroccan rugs that create an enveloping vibe. She chose all the fabrics in the room to be comfy and durable, so the family can relax together.