“Some rooms are just meant to take abuse,” says Colette. “In family rooms, I often use slipcovers and easy-to-clean wool rugs.” The mohair on the ottoman is from Rogers & Goffigon.
Sofa: NH Design, 011 44 207 730 0808, nh-design.co.uk
Octagonal ottoman: custom design by Colette van den Thillart, NH Design, 011 44 207 730 0808, nh-design.co.uk
Ottoman fabric (mohair): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
Pair of round-backed chairs (19th-century antiques): Sotheby’s, sothebys.com
Mantel (custom designed by Colette van den Thillart): fabricated by Den Bosch + Finchley, 416/922-4249, denbosch.ca
Art over mantel: antique.
Art to left of mantel; lamps; stone pedestal table; area rug: owner’s collection.