15 Rooms With One-Of-A-Kind Couches
Alex Papachristidis's Manhattan Apartment
In the Manhattan apartment that designer Alex Papachristidis shares with his partner, Scott Nelson, the library features a chair, stool, and custom-made sofa, all covered in a Schumacher cotton ikat, a custom-made cocktail table by John Rosselli Antiques, and an artwork by Rob Wynne; the étagères and carpet are by Papachristidis, the vintage foo dog is from Liz O'Brien, a lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller has a custom-made shade, and the walls are covered in.
Francophile Fantasy in New York
In the study, a Ring cocktail table by Garouste & Bonetti is surrounded by a pair of painted-wood Louis XVI chairs upholstered in silk velvet, a Felix Aublet armchair upholstered in cowhide from Edelman Leather, a 1980s floor lamp by Studio Tetrarch, and a sofa covered in a Chapas Textiles mohair bouclé; the Jean Royère chandelier is from the '50s, and the curtains are of a Clarence House silk.
A Touch of Luxury
An Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman settee covered in an Edelman leather and a pair of custom-made chairs surround a granite-top table in the kitchen of Donna Emma and Larry Davis's Manhattan apartment; the light fixtures are by Remains Lighting, and the cowhide rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.
A Fresh Outlook
In the den, vintage Pedro Friedeberg "hand" chairs, Milo Baughman armchairs upholstered in a Holland & Sherry wool flannel, and a sofa originally from Stark's childhood apartment surround a vintage cocktail table from Flair, and the walls are sheathed in a Lelièvre fabric.
In the ground-floor sitting room of Rena Abboud's London Townhouse, the slipper chairs, upholstered in a cotton velvet by Lewis & Wood, and the sofa are by Nicholas Haslam Ltd., the ikat pillows are from Istanbul, and the 19th-century Korean screen was bought at Christie's; the table covering is in a linen by Jim Thompson, and the rug is by the Rug Company.
A '50s glass lamp from JF Chen and a custom-made sofa upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric in the living room of Kristen and Lindsey Buckingham's home; the art collection includes works by James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns.
In the living room of a storied Manhattan townhouse, a painting by Ryan McGinness hangs above a custom-made banquette covered in a Pollack velvet; the cocktail table is by Willy Daro, the bronze chair is by Claude Lalanne, and the ceiling fixture is a custom design.
Bold Boho Prints
In the living room of Christopher Gow's home, midcentury floor lamps flank a photograph by Juan Manuel Echavarr铆a; the chandelier is by Vistosi, the brass stool is from Creel and Gow, and the hanging Lucite-bead ornament is Turkish.
Icy Blue Lounge
In the drawing room of Colin Radcliffe's Notting Hill home, a 1950s sofa and chairs by Ico Parisi, all covered in a Bruno Triplet velvet, surround a cocktail table by Angelo Mangiarotti, the 18th-century gilt-wood mirror is Italian, and the 1970s magazine rack is by Maison Jansen; the prints above the fireplace are by Victor Pasmore, the palm sculpture is by C. Jeré, and the walls are painted in Dulux's Grey Steel 2.
Richly Hued Prints
The custom-designed sofa and chair in the drawing room are upholstered in fabrics by Penny Morrisonand Robert Kime, respectively.
In the hallway of this pied-à-terre at New York's Plaza Hotel, the camelback sofa is vintage, the 1940s lantern is French, and the cabinet is from Parma, Italy.
Worldly Seating Area
In the parlor of this Georgia home, an antique Indonesian daybed is upholstered with antique Moroccan wedding blankets, a vintage shipping pallet serves as a cocktail table, the custom-made floor lamp is by Robert Ogden, and the painting is by Jeannie Weissglass; the curtains are of washed linen by Libeco, and the custom-made rug is by Elson & Company.
A Jewel of a Home in Morocco
An Afghan warlord's bed serves as a sofa in the ground-floor sitting room, and the pillows are covered in Kuba cloth from Congo; a wool Berber cape hangs on the wall, and the Musharabi cabinet is custom made.
In the guest cottage of this home in Athens Georgia's sitting room, an antique sofa upholstered in Hable Construction's Pom Pom fabric, a pair of chairs by Hickory Chair, and a floor lamp by BDDW.
In the breakfast room of this 18th-century French estate, the sofa is by Georges Jacob, and the table, medallion chairs, and daybed are all 18th century.
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