The round mirror above the living room fireplace is "a classic," says Susan Marinello. "It can go anywhere. It’s like a little black dress." Two facing sofas encourage people to linger.
"We get beautiful early morning sunlight in the living room," Susan says. "It’s the best spot to be on Sunday mornings, reading the paper or hanging out." The wood-burning fireplace was updated with a new surround made from concrete finished to resemble stone.
A cool gray-and-white color scheme soothes, while warm gold, chocolate brown, and mossy green accents add warmth. "We always balance cool colors with warm," Susan says.
Sofas ("Porter Sofa" #BB038-01): Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon, barbarabarryco.com.
Coffee table: Pride Sasser Home Furnishings, 828/437-1991, trade only. Available through Michael Folks Showroom, 206/762-6776.
Sconces ("Haberdasher Sconce’’): Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999, trade only.
Mirror over mantel ("Magni Mirror,’’ 36-inch diameter #9116): Nancy Corzine, 310/672-6775, nancycorzine.com.
Rug (hand-woven Tibetan wool): Ramri Rug, 206/860-8366.