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House of Style

House of Style

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House of Style
Décor for every room
To create a home that’s as comfortable as it is stylish, it’s important to consider how you live. “Do you live in your bedroom? Then make it very luxurious with a fantastic bed. Put the sound system in there and do great closets,” said top designer Christopher Coleman. But if you only stay home to entertain guests, shift your focus to the living room. No matter what room you use the most, a few simple changes can take your décor from blah to brilliant. —Heather Corcoran

The living room is the all-purpose player in most homes. Flexible seating arrangements allow the room to express its multiple personalities. And don’t be afraid of color — an accent wall helps to anchor a heavy piece, while throw pillows and accessories add small hints of color. “People get scared to death, they think you’re going to paint every room a different color,” said Coleman. “It’s all in the dosage.”


Tom Dixon Copper Shade, $498 Dramatic and sculptural, these hanging lamps make a statement. tomdixon.net

Pascal Mourgue Pas Si Classique Sofa, starting at $5,140 With a name that translates to “not so classic,” this thoroughly modern sofa is low and deep and comes in a variety of configurations and fabrics. ligne-roset-usa.com

Paola Lenti Tondo Rug, $1,940–$2,080 “Just because you have a square room doesn’t mean you have to follow with a square rug; play with another shape,” said Coleman. karkula. com

Conran Black Acrylic Nest Side Tables, $545 A sleek black table balances soft upholstery, while dual surfaces keep things interesting. conranusa.com

Jonathan Adler Bargello Kaleidoscope, $95 A hand-embroidered pillow with a bold geometric pattern adds a splash of color. jonathanadler.com

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Michele de Lucchi Acquatinta Pendant Lamp, $785 Opt for a hanging lamp over the tabletop version. This chic pendant comes in hand-blown Murano glass. karkula.com

The master suite is the home’s sanctuary, so opt for soothing décor to help you unwind. But the bedroom is also a great place to experiment. “People are sometimes afraid [of color] in their public spaces,” said Coleman. “A good pointer for the person who is fearful of color is to use it in your private spaces.”


Pagnon & Pélhaître Cineline Bed, starting at $3,335 A sophisticated natural ebony or oak bed is balanced by a luxurious headboard that can be covered in fabric or leather. ligne-roset-usa.com

Jonathan Adler Giant Dora Maar Vase, $550 A surreal vase in unglazed matte porcelain, this piece is a subtle way to add interest. jonathanadler.com

Josef Albers Nesting Tables, $1,925 for a set of 4 There’s a reason these tables — designed by Josef Albers in 1927 and reissued by Vitra Design Museum — are still popular: they combine function with the beauty of lacquered glass table tops featuring Alber’s painterly palette. vitra.com

Philippe Starck for Stark 2 Bathroom Fixtures, price upon request A beautiful master suite requires an equally stylish master bath. Philippe Starck’s fixtures for Duravit are so well designed they’re currently featured at the MoMA’s “Home Delivery” exhibition. starck-bathroom.com

Additional research by Jaclyn Scher.

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