A two-tiered wood chandelier with a distressed finish hangs from a beam in the center of the great room--another nod to Italian design. Below that sits a boxy woven-fiber chaise longue that allows seating from both sides. Designer Maureen Footer also arranged cozy seating areas on either side of the chaise, each defined by nubby cream-colored rugs.
"I wanted to respect the space--not fill it up--and make it feel light, airy, and summery," Footer explains. "But in a space like that, furniture needs to have an impact, so we chose forms that are strong and clean." Footer maintained a consistent color palette, using "yards and yards and yards of a pale blue linen."
Daybed (#LJP 04): John Himmel Decorative Arts, 312/670-5000, johnhimmel.com.
Floral pillow on daybed ("Cimarosa"/ Blue-and-White); geometric
patterned pillows on daybed (Murillo"/Blue-and-White #5522): Fortuny Fabrics, 212/753-7153.
Wooden chandelier ("Tuscan Chandelier" #DL-CD 15): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
Blue chair and ottoman (custom); chaise (custom): Maureen Footer Design, 212/207-3400, maureenfooterdesign.com.
Chair and ottoman fabric ("Serge de Nimes Rye" #870004-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
Chaise fabric ("Osmond"/Porridge #7173/07): Romo, 212/319-7666, romo.com.