One of the first things interior designer Brad Boles did was take room measurements. "I didn't believe there was really enough space for two living areas until he taped out the room," Jill recalls. "He was absolutely right-we had the space."
Boles anchored the main living area with a U-shaped sofa, then created a second sitting area by the window. That change reaps big benefits for the Zarins, who love to entertain. "Whenever we have people over, we always move to the second seating area," notes Jill. "It has the best views in the house."
Sectional sofa (#V291); entertainment center, right foreground (#P423ET-VK, Portobello Road Collection): Vanguard Furniture, 828/328-5631, vanguardfurniture.com.
Sofa fabric (antique velvet): Zarin Home, 212/925-6112, zarinfabrics.com, trade only.
Sofa pillow fabric ("Mirella''/Glacier #29214-516): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only.
Bolster pillow fabric ("Razzle Dazzle''/Pale Aqua #ED85035-715): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563. leejofa.com, trade only.
Teal area rug: Feizy Rugs, 800/779-0877, feizy.com.
Wall lamp behind sectional sofa ("Jenson Brass Wall Lamp'' #49840-943): Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866, arteriorshome.com, trade only.
Mirrored tables; artwork: owner's collection.
Decorative wall treatment (custom): Thomas Blee-Carlyle, Blee Studio, 480/213-5458; bleestudio.com.