Open shelving with sculptural accents and a neutral scheme give this area a Zen quality. “Chicago is a working city, a city of traders, brokers, realtors, that sort of thing. So it was important to have a place to be with your family in your home and still get some work done,” says Paul on behalf of Javier.
Bookcase (Estanteria Pena Praga); desk (Escritorio Lyon); desk chair (“Silla Oz); area rug; urns on floor: Baltus Collection, 305/575-2620, baltuscollection.com.
Lamp on bookshelf (“Nelson Lantern Lamp”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.