The existing kitchen cabinets in a Manhattan apartment were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. "I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler's pantry," designer Lilly Bunn says. Roman shade in Holland & Sherry's Belfour linen.
A weathered old table from Michael Trapp anchors a wall in the central hall of a Connecticut house decorated by Joan Osofsky and Dana Simpson. Walls, Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion in Pavilion Gray.
Because her house in Bridgehampton, New York, "meanders around corners and up and down steps," design consultant Ellen O'Neill couldn't make sense of the flow. So she painted everything Benjamin Moore's Linen White: "It's the blank-canvas approach." A vintage English road sign gives the dining room a focal point. Red chairs from Design Within Reach. Curtain fabric by Les Indiennes.
Pattern, pattern everywhere — Persian Pear wallpaper by Joanna Rock envelops the master bedroom in a Lake Michigan house decorated by Martin Horner. The Simla sleigh bed from Robert Lighton is accented with throw pillows from Lynda O'Connor and Max & Company on top of embroidered pillow shams by Jed Johnson. Wisteria's Moorish chest doubles as a night table. Rug by Oscar Isberian.
Everyone needs a spot to curl up with their favorite novel. The children's library doubles as a guest room for sleepovers in a Houston, Texas, house. "The children's reading room is a niche carved out of a hallway," designer Ann Wolf says. "It's a private, magical little space at the heart of the house, where you imagination can run wild." Shelves are designed to display book covers. Curtains are Pierre Frey's Alpage.