In the living room of decorator Elaine Griffin and Michael McGarry’s apartment in an Harlem brownstone, the Victorian oak mantel and tile fireplace surround are original, and the antique owl andirons were found at a Paris flea market.
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Anchor a room with skirted furniture. Too many chair and table legs can make a room "nervous," advises Warner. A skirted piece or two will make the space more grounded, and provide additional storage like in this office designed by Miles Redd.
KITCHEN :: Darryl Carter's D. Townhouse : Antique Italian etagere stands atop the kitchen island : Elle Decor November 2009 :: GOOD IDEA: Have counter to ceiling shelves installed on your island to divide the space and create a focal point.