The concrete look combined with the white shiplap brings a coolness to an otherwise very warm space.This herringbone rug pattern in the flooring was one of my favorite features of this house.To add another fun element to the living room, I decided to reface the fireplace with this form of vertical shiplap and stucco.
Smith and diplomat James Costos, an expanse of silvered mica panels over the fireplace offsets the living room’s travertine walls and floor; the table and chairs at left are vintage Jansen designs, the daybed is 1960s, the sculpture on the landing is by Rod Kagan, and the carpet is a Smith design by J. At left, a Raymond Léon Rivoire bust rests atop a pedestal, and an An-My Lê print hangs over the mantel; the torchères are early-20th-century American, and the large steel 88, at far right, is an artwork by Banks Violette.
As these rooms from the archives prove, there’s a fireplace to suit any decor, from ones with rustic stone surrounds to those with ornate mantels.
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A ceiling coated in Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster paint lends a blushing glow to the living room of Lee and Stuart Rolfe’s Seattle home, which was outfitted by designer Jeffrey Bilhuber.
Grouped before the 18th-century Scottish mantel are a round cocktail table by Lucca Antiques and a custom-made lounge chair and sofas; the chandelier is by Démiurge New York, the painting is by Claire Sherman, the mirror is from Lucca & Co., and the rug is by Mitchell Denburg Collection.