"What I love about this verdant shade is that it feels so fresh and lively but can work as a neutral, too," says Sara. The rich texture and crisp color are the ideal combination of luxurious but inviting and pretty. Creamy silk trim on the curtains' leading edges completes the look.
Sophisticated touches of black.
From the lampshades to the drapery rods, black plays a key diplomatic role in tying together the living room's warm and cool palette and its mix of furniture. "It started with the collection of prints of French châteaus, which are framed with black mats," says Sara. "Pops of black keep your eye moving around the room, provide consistency, and ground the airy space.