"I always mix the male and the female form together--the yin and the yang," David Herchik says. The living room's ivory-lacquered armchairs, whose arms sweep out in graceful curves from their rectangular backs. And there's good news for admirers: The chair is available through the first of Edward Ferrell+Lewis Mittman's Capsule Collections, a new launch, with David as the debut collection's designer. The armchairs are only one example of his affinity for a yin-yang combo. "Even the living room coffee tables combine male and female shapes," says David, noting that their rectangular bleached-oak tops feature a counterpoint of inlaid circles.
Round black table (custom, maple with macassar ebony): Serban Furniture, 858/755-3012, serbanfurniture.com.
Pendant light over table: antique.
Chairs opposite mantel ("Georgetown Lounge Chair" #CH6460, by David Herchik, EF+LM Capsule Collection): Edward Ferrell+Lewis Mittman, 212/888-5580, ef-lm.com.
Chair-cushion fabric ("Albero Bello" #10146-10): Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
Fabric on sides of chairs ("Milano"/Alabaster #9250-06, by Hunt Leather): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
Drapery ("Aliplo"/Gold, Cocoa #SB 8347 1612): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, starkwallcovering.com.
Drapery trim: discontinued.
Drapery hardware: Lundy's Ornamental Iron, 800/468-6040, lundysiron.com.
Area rug (custom, "Bhutan" #66821A): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Wall paint ("Shimmer" #C448): C2 Paint, c2paint.com.
Sofa ("Drago" #2303, discontinued); fabric ("Cashmere Velvet"/Cream #10149-10); gold pillow on sofa: Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
Coffee table (custom, "Tavolino Wood & Iron Coffee Table" #F-TB04): Formations, 310/659-3062, formationsusa.com.
Chairs by mantel (custom) Edward Ferrell+Lewis Mittman, 212/888-5580, ef-lm.com.
Chair fabric ("New Wave"/Soleil #AB 0004 6512): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, starkwallcovering.com.
Cabinets behind chairs: antique.
Table lamps ("Bell Lamp"/Gold #ML-1034, by Robert Kuo): McGuire Furniture, 415/241-1228, mcguirefurniture.com.
Mantel (18th century-style fireplace #DL-FP11): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, dennisandleen.com.
Art above fireplace (Pretty As a Picture, 2010, by Robert C. Jackson, oil on linen): Gallery Henoch, 917/305-0003, galleryhenoch.com.