A two-tiered wood chandelier with a distressed finish hangs from a beam in the center of the great room--another nod to Italian design. Below that sits a boxy woven-fiber chaise longue that allows seating from both sides. Designer Maureen Footer also arranged cozy seating areas on either side of the chaise, each defined by nubby cream-colored rugs.
"I wanted to respect the space--not fill it up--and make it feel light, airy, and summery," Footer explains. "But in a space like that, furniture needs to have an impact, so we chose forms that are strong and clean." Footer maintained a consistent color palette, using "yards and yards and yards of a pale blue linen.