High/low: Dramatic study
Hand-tufted leather LC 212/80-18 SOFA in Durham Steel, $7,680, oil-on-canvas Bartel Thorvaldsen ARTWORK by Émile Jean-Horace Vernet, $4,200, Ribbehege & Azevedo. Linen/cotton Links ARMCHAIRS in Fretwork Charcoal with legs in Raven, $1,699 each, linen Ikat TOSS CUSHIONS in Marrakesh Graphite with down insert, 20" x 20", $179 each, Italian Cubic SIDE TABLE in Wenge with chrome base, $799, Blonde TABLE LAMP in Limed Washed Wood, $599, The Art Shoppe. Antiqued bronze 5138fbz FLOOR LAMP, $200, Universal Lamp, greatlighting.com. Leather Tay SIDECHAIRS, $2,695 each, alpaca fringed THROW in Light Red, $125, Macau Ming-leg SIDE TABLES in Walnut, $1,555 each, wool Antique Finish RUG in Blue/Ivory, 8' x 10', $8,295, Elte.
Tufted leather Chester SOFA in Pewter, $2,399, West Elm. En Soirée 084773 ARTWORK by Sarah Atkinson, $510, Union Lighting & Furnishings. Cotton Chloe ARMCHAIRS in Bella Porte Brindle, $999 each, rayon/cotton/polyester Taza TOSS CUSHIONS with feather/down insert, $100 each, Crate and Barrel. Framed SIDE TABLE in Espresso, $179, West Elm. Martha Stewart Living Baluster TABLE LAMP, $99, Hampton Bay FLOOR LAMP in Oxidized Bronze, $148, The Home Depot. Leather Tulip SIDECHAIRS in Honey, $729 each, acrylic Dip Dye THROW in Pepperberry/Raisin, $39, West Elm. Pine Ming-leg SIDE TABLES, $875 each, Ribbehege & Azevedo. Wool Antique Finish RUG in Blue/Beige, 8' x 10', $1,785, Elte.
Chic and sculptural
Like classic porch columns and vintage balusters, this distressed-wood table lamp has all the curves of a grand estate and the patina of an authentic antique. It’s a fabulous foil to the richly dark and dramatic feel of the room. Distressed Farmhouse table lamp, Ethan Allen.
Create a lovely library feel by pairing your personal favourites with vintage leather-bound classics in a unified collection. Thackerays Works leather-bound books, $115 each, Ribbehege and Azevedo.
Small space study
Love the look but lack the space for a full study? Carve out a nook for one with a single deep-seated chair in a rich colour and position an articulating floor lamp over your shoulder to read by. The only thing missing? You surrounded by stacks of books. Sunpan, $499 (chair); West Elm, $169 (lamp).