Add Warm Touches to Make It Modern
Black and white alone can sometimes be off-putting, so focus on making the space welcoming. The designers did this by “layering the room with textures,” says Nathan. “The sleek gold tiles contrast with the natural oak flooring, while the sharp lines of the mirrored-glass coffee tables are softened by the luxurious sheepskin rug.” Bringing in natural elements also helps foster an inviting atmosphere.
The designers introduced white blooms, flowering branches, a palm frond, and wheatgrass. Both chairs are covered in lush sheepskin throws that make you want to curl up and read a book; the floor pillows invite guests to sit down and stay a while. “We purposely hung the dark plum pendant lamp low between the two chairs to create a more intimate seating arrangement,” says Nathan.