One of Christopher’s previous jobs was working as the liaison between Louis Vuitton and a major retailer. In that capacity, he came across a piece of vintage Vuitton luggage that not only had been owned by JFK, but bore the president’s monogram. “It was beyond repair,” Christopher recalls, “which was how I was able to obtain it.” The piece de resistance of his now-large collection of Vuitton, the JFK suitcase serves as the family room’s coffee table, raised on a iron base Christopher designed for it. An antelope-print carpet, rich leather on the French wing chair and ottoman, and chocolate-hued paint on the walls imbue the family room with the desired degree of warmth.
Wall color (“Oregon Trail’’ #1230): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
Sofa: Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Orange-print pillows (“Fairmont’’/Citron #10830-03): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only.
Wing chair and ottoman; display cabinet; Vuitton trunk; brown vase; armchair; art: owner’s collection.
Throw: Hermès, 800/441-4488, hermes.com.
Animal-print rug (“Antelope’’): Couristan, 800/223-6186, couristan.com.