From state of the art seating to personality infused backdrops and rich, earthy design, how to create a space that reflects true ingenuity

by Archana Aithal Rose

TAKE A SEAT
Create a conversation with sculptural chairs that make a statement through practicality and form. Meant to cleverly mimic the artful features of sculpture, these pieces add a functional element in the process of turning living spaces into luxurious and sophisticated retreats.

Caracole Glimmer of Hope Accent Chair
Taking a cue from shapes found in nature its frame emulating climbing branches or corals (in enamel) this is upholstered in textured ecru rayon. Demure, yet compelling. $2,316, horchow.com

Kartell Uncle Jack Armchair
Utterly intriguing, this ghost armchair features a sculptural design in lightweight, shatterproof single mold transparent polycarbonate. Versatile enough for indoor and outdoor placement. $730, neimanmarcus.com

Hermès Metiers Chair
With a Canaletto walnut frame and base with back and seat in smooth Taurillon leather, this statement chair was designed by famed Italian architect, Enzo Mari, in a minimalist modern approach. Just the thing for art connoisseurs! $6,650, hermes.com

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IF WALLS COULD TALK
Whether applied strategically as a counterpoint to a large accent wall or generously plastered over every spare space in posh digs, there’s no denying the appeal of wallpaper when it comes to infusing a room with instantaneous personality. No more the dreary domain of dated ’60s homes, the newest papers come in bold colors, exotic patterns, and textures meant to complement individual interior tastes. So, whether in a glamorous powder room, statement making kitchen, or deep dive den when considering wallpapers, think outside the box.

Gucci New Flora Print Wallpaper
Nothing says instant spring refresh like a wall covered in blooms. Gucci’s Flora print is a vibrant bouquet of flowers on a blush background first imagined by Italian artist, Vittorio Accornero on a silk scarf for Princess Grace of Monaco. $490, gucci.com

York Sprig and Heron Wallpaper
Create a soothing and serene living space by dressing walls with tall slender birds in a graceful courtship dance set against the green of trees and a muted gold base. $150, horchow.com

Jonathan Adler Drip Wallpaper
Pick up some Pollock vibe with Adler’s graphic version, in a drip pattern and featuring a contrasting navy on white background. $300, jonathanadler.com

SAFE HAVEN
Call it Wabi sabi, call it Zen, whatever you may, but this ancient aesthetic, rooted in Buddhism, encompasses simplicity, quietness, and serenity. It’s also a spiritual realm that has evolved over time to suit our own interior tastes. So, incorporate a little “less is more” into your private sanctuary coziness without the clutter with our own picks of pieces that are pared down, minimalist, and born of a quieter nature.

Karl Cocktail Table
Timelessness and tranquility are conveyed in the clean lines of this handcrafted low hanging table with a layered stone and wood top that forms a perfect perch for cocktails. $1,159, neimanmarcus.com

John Richard Collection Zen Tall Cabinet
Elegant and 6.5 feet tall in charcoal driftwood finished oak that mirrors the aesthetics of a Japanese Zen garden. Featuring a circular window decked with cast aluminum. Its steel base is accented by woven grass matting. $4,149, horchow.com

Hooker Furniture Lissardi Capiz Shell Accent Table
Handcrafted in distressed buff almond finish wood accented by a jute rope tie motif and an off white patterned capiz shell top. A gorgeous combination of texture $699, horchow.com