In the dining room of this Illinois home, Jennifer Kranitz of Chicago-based firm PROjECT used silk drapery as the backdrop to a pair of African portraits, allowing the subtle shimmer of the fabric to create a contrast with the chains used to hang the artwork and balance the drama of the Mongolian fur ladder back dining chairs and Oly bubble chandelier.
In the dining room of this condominium in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, design firm Vincere used Holly Hunt’s Great Plains window sheers to bring a soft glow to the space and create a neutral backdrop for the room’s Asian-inspired elements.
Similarly, a beige-and-taupe scheme in this Boston living room signals that sunny afternoons are meant to be spent quietly reading on the Belgian linen-covered daybed.
Here, the color is used as an accent in pillows, many of which sit atop custom storage benches. Meanwhile, a duck-egg blue dapples an area rug and covers the front door to help break up and balance the mostly white room.