Steal the Look of This Sophisticated Lounge Designed by D2 Interieurs

Photo by Jane Beiles

The Team

Interior Design
D2 Interieurs

Old World Construction

The owners of this midcentury modern house found their designer in a 21st-century way: via Instagram. An accomplished author, the homeowner had been following D2 Interieurs for months and couldn’t get enough of the bold designs the firm was posting.

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“She just loves what we do with color,” says Denise Davies, owner of D2. “She wanted a very comfortable, livable home.” So when it came time to update their newly purchased Westchester house, the homeowner met with Davies and hired her on the spot. She and her husband, who have two teenage sons, appreciated the architecture of the house, built in the ’50s. The bones and mechanicals were in good shape, Davies explains, but the interior was quite dated. 

One of the first orders of business in the living room — and throughout the house — was to refinish the honey-tone wood floors, which were stripped and treated to a light finish. The living room beams, formerly an ugly brown were painted Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, which is also the new wall color.

At the homeowner’s mandate, there’s no TV in the living space, but instead stacks of the family’s reading materials fill the room. Davies performed “built-in Botox” on the massive shelving wall that holds the family’s many books. She had the built-ins painted with Farrow & Ball Ammonite, installed new lighting, and did a little zhushing of the books, art, and objects.

The homeowners love art and already owned a stellar collection, including the oversize nude in this living room, which provided a starting point for the design. Custom furnishings in the room create an especially relaxed space. For instance, the bespoke sofa was designed to be extra deep and covered in a “yummy” fabric, so it’s ideal for lounging. Davies had a pair of vintage Milo Baughman chairs recovered. A bench finished in a Romo stripe sits by the fireplace, which was also redone in a style that reflects the period of the home. Rounding out the seating options and adding an element of fun: a hanging bubble chair. Everything surrounds a custom wood coffee table with rounded corners. 

All of the house’s windows were replaced as part of the gut renovation; in the living room a wall of oversize windows lets in tons of natural light. Drapes in a Holly Hunt fabric encase the windows, which are flanked by contemporary Lawson-Fenning sconces. A spiky glass chandelier completes the lighting layers and has a sculptural presence that anchors the space.

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The homeowners are thrilled with their new living room, both for its comfort and the way it suits their personal style. “This is how a home should look,” Davies says. “It should be a reflection of what you love and what you collect — what’s important to you.” 

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Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball


Farrow & Ball Ammonite
Farrow & Ball

Photo courtesy of Modholic

Bubble Chair

Vintage with a Cushion Covered in Schumacher Fabric

Photo courtesy of Clarke & Clarke


Custom covered in Montana Silver F1027-33 Fabric
Clarke & Clarke

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Photo courtesy of D2 Interieurs

Custom Rug

D2 Interieurs

Photo by Jane Beiles

Lounge Chairs

Similar Vintage Milo Baughman Covered in BANDOL 4858-13 Manuel Canovas Fabric

Photo courtesy of Viz Glass


CH-B330-12PN Chandelier EOS
Viz Glass

Photo courtesy of Wallauer


Benjamin Moore Simply White
Port Chester

Photo courtesy of Lawson-Fenning


Rolled Perforated Sconces

Photo by Jane Beiles


Custom finished in Soraya Cobalt/7813/02 Fabric

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