Every design of Stilin's--ultra-trad or way mod--is about creating a lifestyle. "At the end of the day, I want to provide a sanctuary that's comfortable and relaxing," explains the Montauk designer. He redoubled his comfort impulse in this living room, going for "a little bit of a loungy look" to contrast with the architecture's formality.
Striped area rug (Tsukden lamb striped area rug): Tamarian Carpets, 800/854-0538, tamarian.com.
Table lamp (vintage, agate lamp); coffee table (vintage, chrome and rosewood); accessories: Robert Stilin LLC, 631/329-7141, robertstilin.com.
Table by fireplace (vintage): Wyeth 212/243-3661, wyethome.com.
Art above mantel (Water, by Marcelo Brodsky; from VVV Gallery, Buenos Aires): Robert Stilin LLC, 631/329-7141, robertstilin.com.