Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network.
A Great Swivel Chair. Sometimes the best way to freshen a room is by changing up a piece of furniture. I love a streamlined, comfortable swivel chair to maximize use of a space. For many of our clients with open floor plans, the once “formal living room” often doubles as a family room. Tailored, clean-lined swivel chairs are perfect for more formal gatherings while still being comfortable for watching a movie or reading a book.
The Perfect Natural Fiber Rug. There are so many great options for natural fiber rugs. Rugs with more intricate woven patterns that lend themselves to more traditional palettes, while simpler ones can be layered under a smaller antique rug or a hide for a layered bohemian or modern vibe. This twisted woven jute rug is one of our favorites that is extremely versatile and soft.
Something Sculptural. I love adding a piece of sculpture to a room. Adding interesting lines and materials through accessories and clean-lined furniture can really lighten and enliven a room. A perfect room reviver, a sculptural piece refreshes a room instantly. This Manhattan Chair is one of our favorite sculptural pieces. We are using a pair in a client’s study opposite a sleek desk and grounded by an antique-style rug to create depth and balance.
All photos courtesy of Anne Hagerty.