Collected Living

My favorite type of environment to create is one that feels collected. Starting with the neutral and textural grasscloth walls, I knew I had to inject color. It’s no surprise that the green sofa was my next choice. With pops of teal and a bold tiger print in the pillows, this space is anything but boring. A large-scale landscape painting in a burlwood frame sets the color story for the room, and flanking that with small scale modern art pieces tones things down a bit. I love anything that feels like it could have come from overseas, so a collection of chinoiserie jars on table tops and hand painted lamps on the side tables scratched that itch!

To create a moody and masculine vibe, I chose to interject black pieces accented with gold.

If you look closely at the desk, it features a leather inlay top with hand-painted gold Greek key striping. The chest between the windows is hand painted with gold striping and showcases a fluted detail on the drawers. A large mirror above reflects the opposite side of the room, showcasing a stunning burlwood display cabinet adorned with books, more chinoiserie planters, and collected items. Next to the cabinet is a set of Louis XVI-inspired armchairs, with a pair of teal jars overhead resting on modern acrylic wall sconces.

A stunning banana bark cocktail table set in a herringbone pattern offers a place to showcase cocktail table books by some of my favorite interior designers and provides a place to set your drink. On either side, the most luxurious pair of Mongolian fur chairs with a burlwood arm sits atop an imported Moroccan wool rug.

Overall, I am so happy with how this space turned out! To me, it feels like a moody men’s cocktail lounge filled with items that have been collected over time and showcased in a way that feels rich and exciting.