3 Decorators Give Readers’ Rooms Makeovers
Giant art above the sofa (a photograph mounted on aluminum) has mood-dictating impact. A piece with a “view,” like this one, opens up the room like an extra window.
To buy: Sea No. 3 photograph, by Wolfgang Uhlig, $3,679, lumas.com.
A low glass coffee table doesn’t take up the visual real estate that a solid-top table would and provides enough room for casual dining or cocktails.
To buy: Raw-wood coffee table, $499; and Butler tray in Officer Blue (on coffee table), $59: westelm.com.
A silky rug feels incredible on bare feet, adds unshowy sparkle, and pulls together the seating area. Keeping sofa and chair legs off the rug helps the small room feel more spacious.
To buy: Luminescent Rib rug, $699, calvinklein.com.
Dark, jewel-toned pillows make the angular sofa more inviting, adding energy to its restrained tone. The messy fringe of the throw says this room is accessible, not precious.
To buy: Pisa linen in Eggplant by C & C Milano, hollandandsherry.com. Pillows custom-made, $60 each, bettertex.com for information. Light-weave merino-wool pillows in Sea, $240 each, Nicole Farhi, 646-638-0115. Egyptian blanket by Canvas, $340, Ochre, 212-414-4332.
Relaxed roman shades in gray flannel bring refinement to plain windows and add softening arcs to the crisp scene.
To buy: Relaxed Roman shades, $430 each, theshadestore.com.