TIMELESS FORMAL LIVING ROOM, Larchmont, NY: The living room emphasizes a calm neutral cream, flax and gold palette with contrasting charcoal and black finishes to create striking silhouettes . The slip-covered linen sofa adds a relaxed European livability to the space, while refinished and reupholstered chairs in a silver, charcoal scallop pattern add a tailored masculine parlor look. The redesigned mantel creates a clean-lined and less ornate style for showcasing the above contemporary encaustic branch diptych art. One requested remaining detail of the prior decor is the plum and cream fireplace tiles which inspired the velvet fabric for the lounge sofa that sits in front of the bay window ready for a book and a cup of tea. An interplay of luxurious materials and textures - in the rough hewn black marble cocktail table, antique mirror and gold-leaf side table, brass sconces, linen upholstered cabinet, velvet chairs and leather stools - add a tactile warmth to the space. The special final touch is the exquisite filtered light patterns that emanate from the hand-made intricate laser-cut paper lantern inspired by Japanese screens.