Dark, elegant details like the green velvet sofa and black leather dining chairs give this Spanish-style room a beautifully sophisticated look. The dark shades are brightened with luxurious golden pops of brass.
To incorporate vintage pieces at budget-friendly prices, the designers of this living room rescued two Ib Kofod-Larsen "Seal" armchairs and refurbished them with leather bought from a wholesale tannery.
This fireplace commands all of the attention in this room. An extremely wide firebox allows the entire wall to become a fireplace object that the architect has clad in a textured stone, coarse and shadowed, yet it remains machined like the fireplace opening.
In imagining the look of this living room, the biggest design challenge was its narrow shape and the low windows. Furniture couldn't go up against the walls, as it would block windows and doorways. The solution: Use the rug to center furniture in the middle of the space.
Keeping the furnishings simple in this dining room calls attention to the lovely Spanish-style architecture with its graceful arches, high ceiling and beautiful wood floors. Black exposed beams pull the eye up and make the ceiling appear even loftier.
White walls in this bathroom mean that the dazzling graphics on the floor get all the spotlight: encaustic tiles with a bold black-and-white pattern topped by a colorful striped rug. Brass fixtures are an elegant finishing touch.