To correct the neck strain caused by the too-high TV, Boles not only removed the ill-placed set, he also discarded the fireplace beneath it. "It was a fake fireplace, and it was the bane of my existence," he laments. "I convinced Jill to replace the fake fireplace with a beautiful cabinet that allows motorized access to the TV. When it's not in use, it's hidden."
When considering how to freshen up the walls, Boles looked to Jill-her complexion, her eyes, the most flattering colors in her wardrobe. "This is where my background as a makeup artist for film and fashion comes into play," notes the designer. "Creating a beautiful face on a woman was a natural transition to creating a sumptuous interior she looks great in. Blue-greens and teals are the most flattering colors for her." He hired a decorative painter to update the walls with a faux shagreen finish. "He applied seven layers of paint," recalls Jill, "and literally lived in our apartment for six weeks."
Drapery ("Overlay Silk Vine''/Aegean #8933-35): Kravet, 888/457-2838, trade only.
Sofa ("Hardigan,'' custom upholstery): Interlude Home, 888/525-6199, interludehome.com, trade only.
Sofa fabric ("Fretwork''/Teal by GP & J Baker #BF10049-615): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Sofa pillow fabric ("Day Dream''/Spa #27015-4): Kravet, 888/457-2838, trade only.
Floor lamps ("Jet Set II Lamps'' in polished nickel #LL134N): Frederick Cooper, 773/384-0800, frederickcooper.com.
Azure rug: Feizy Rugs, 800/779-0877, feizy.com.
Cocktail tables ("Mother of Pearl Bunching Cocktail Table'' #60P-606 by Oscar de la Renta); chairs (#60-11-728 by Oscar de la Renta): Century Furniture, 800/852-5552, centuryfurniture.com.
Chair fabric ("Silken Satin''/Aqua #27763-135): Kravet, 888/457-2838, trade only.
Elephant table ("Elephant Spot Table'' #P429E, Portobello Road Collection): Vanguard Furniture, 828/328-5631.
Sculpture ("Reaching for Center'' #8.80682): Global Views, 214/956-0030, globalviews.com.