LIGHT & LIVELY
Glamour and intimacy combine in a Livingston, New Jersey, home.
Kosh Palmer, lead designer at Safavieh’s Livingston, New Jersey, showroom, was handed a blank canvas and a mission: Make a spacious home intimate for a close-knit family of five, but don’t skimp on sheer elegance.
Palmer’s first focus was the double-height family room, which risked feeling cold. She anchored the space with one of Safavieh’s Thomas O’Brian-designed rugs in a lattice pattern. For touches of glamour in the intentionally compact seating area, she added a brass martini table embedded with Swarovski crystal, an acrylic cocktail table, and curly lamb ottomans.
In the formal living room, Palmer began with a Safavieh Tibetan rug. She introduced a geometric element with triangle ottomans, which she paired with pale pink wing chairs and a light gray velvet sofa.
The sunroom has a serene palette, thanks to a Safavieh Tibetan rug in cream with a hint of gray, and the tufted sofa, chair and ottoman table in cream-toned linen. Other highlights are the scalloped mother-of-pearl mirror, metal-and-marble table lamps, taupe velvet ottomans and shagreen side tables.
For the lady of the house, the sunroom is the favorite place for a good read, a sure sign that Palmer hit her design mark.