In the family room, Barclay went up the walls an unusually high 7 feet with
batten-board wainscoting, which he capped with a traditional crown molding. He painted both the wainscoting and the molding bright white. Above the high molding, he covered the remaining wall up to the white ceiling rafters with raffia, whose natural hue provides a crisp contrast to all of the white woodwork. The ceiling also visually connects to the room’s nubby-textured sea-grass ottoman and club chair. “This wall treatment gives the room volume, even though the space is not that large. It draws the eye up,” Barclay notes.
Sectional sofa (“Hampton Sectional Sofa’’/Oyster Belgian Linen); area rug (sisal): Barclay Butera Home, 310/223-1500, trade only.
Ceiling wallpaper (“Sudan Weave’’/Sand); porcelain lamp (Cobalt Blue); seagrass club chair (“Hurley Club Chair,’’ discontinued); seagrass ottoman (discontinued: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674.
Lampshade (raffia): Jamie Young, jamieyoung.com, trade only.
Accessories: designer’s collection.
Floor: oak hardwood stain.