Clad Walls in Wood
"I'll put wood on any wall I can," says Heather. Floor-to-ceiling planks add texture and soften the tall ceiling. "Michele didn't want anything that looked too cold," Heather says.
Designated a Focal Point Rooms with high ceilings need strong architecture to feel cozy, not cavernous. Heather designed a simple fireplace to grab the eye and hold it low in the room. She kept the details minimal to let materials, such as the steel surround and reclaimed-wood shelves, lend the interest.
Created Symmetry with Sofas Slip-covered in washed linen, the 100-inch-long sofas are scaled to the room's substantial size. They also provide ample seating for entertaining and corralling the Topkas' three children, ages 6, 4, and 2.