Julia layered the living room's original limestone mantel with mid-century Verona glass lamps-"very funky and diametrically opposed to the style of the mantel, for fun"-and late-19th-century French art.
Mantel; fire screen: original to house.
Lights on mantel (Verona glass); art (antique): Buckingham Interiors + Design, 312/933-8359.
Glass vase: Room & Board, 800/486-6554, roomandboard.com.
Ottoman (vintage): Buckingham Interiors + Design, 312/933-8359.
Ottoman fabric ("Carnegie Herringbone''/Cream #LFY19430F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, rlhome.polo.com.
Rug: Rouzati Oriental Rugs Inc., 847/328-0000.