Katherine Newman Design
Taking her cue from the architectural backdrop and
the “glamorous decade during which McLean House
was conceived,” Newman applied a carefully curated
mix of styles, textures, shapes and soft colours in the
living room to achieve a richly layered effect.
The Highlights: The appeal here is definitely in the mix.
Feminine pink botanical prints are layered against
gunmetal-grey fabrics, and linear glass-and-metal coffee
tables are stark contrasts to a curvaceous Egg chair
upholstered in an apricot-hued natural leather. Every
piece has an artisanal quality, and yet the room still
feels fresh and approachable. Not as predictable as the
standard sofas or loveseats, two ample daybeds are more
versatile for entertaining and allow better visual flow.
Designer Tip: To keep a room looking current
and edgy, add an unexpected element,
like the tribal-style carpet here.