Designer Quiñones’s sharp and independent eye doesn’t rely on tony showrooms or pricey antiques shops to know what’s good. One of the living room’s most interesting upholstered pieces is its Chippendale-style camelback sofa. “Julio found it in a used furniture store, liked it, completely gutted it, and made it fabulous,” Laura praises.
Unusual detailing is a critical component of Quiñones’s approach. “Instead of using welting, I finished the edges of the camelback sofa with a kind of pleat that I’d never done before and haven’t done since,” he says. The pleats terminate at the corners with tiny rosette-like blooms, so subtle they become apparent only on close inspection. “I just thought it would look kind of neat here,” the designer adds modestly.
Sofa (English Chippendale): owner’s collection.
Sofa fabric: F. Schumacher & Co., fschumacher.com, trade only.
Pillows on sofa (antique Japanese silk): Nick Brock Antiques, 214/828-0624.
Coffee table: East & Orient Co., 214/741-1191, trade only.
Custom tooled leather on coffee table: Larru Leathers Inc., 214/760-7003, larruleathers.com, trade only.
Sculpture on coffee table (Old Man, by Alex Wheeler); painting behind piano (Le Jardin, by Robert Antoine Pinchon): owner’s collection.
Side tables flanking sofa: Brendan Bass, 214/747-3386, trade only.
Lamps on side tables: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com, trade only.
Drapery fabric: Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, henrycalvin.com, trade only.
Drapery tiebacks (antique): Nick Brock Antiques, 214/828-0624.
Rug (wool): Karastan, Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
Red armchair (“Elizabeth Loose-Back Chair’’ #1113-36, Dapha Collection): Baker, 800/592-2537, kohlerinteriors.com.
Armchair fabric: Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068, trade only.