The room has a pleasing symmetry without going full-on mirror image. For example, Garrett used two different sofas. “As long as the heights are about the same, you can play a little with depth, length and style, because the eye rests evenly on both sides,” Garrett says.
Small details marry the couple’s styles. “We used a really rustic leather on the wingback chairs in a manly color, but then added metallic saddle stitching for contrast,” Garrett says. Elegant embroidered pillows add a glamorous touch.
Garrett used to be rigid about sticking with one finish throughout a room but has loosened up now that there are so many different finishes available. “The metals are distressed, antiqued and vintage; the patina can tie them all together,” she says.
The chaise is the largest piece covered in a pattern. “It’s kind of a tribal Eastern pattern in raised velvet,” she says. This fabric was treated with a fabric protector so that it can stand up to pets, kids and drinks.
“It’s a winterscape of a forest, but then he used a silver-leaf oil wash over it,” Garrett says. From some angles you see the northern woods; from others the silver looks like a natural pattern.