In the living room, rolled-arm sofas are sized up to fill the airy space. Barbara prefers fewer pieces of furniture, so she chooses items that are bigger in scale. For a coffee table, she had a Duncan Phyfe dining table cut down a few notches to a comfortable height for playing games or propping feet. The table was handed down from Hal’s grandmother, and Barbara reasoned it was better to keep it in the family with more useful dimensions rather than sell it off.
Sofa: Nicki Slipcovered Sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; mgbwhome.com.
Chairs: Alexa Slipcovered Chair also by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
Rug: by Classic Concepts, classichomefurnishings.com for retailers.
Artwork above sofa: From Cradle to Grave by artist Larry McAnany.