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love! What if you could open the windows and bring the outdoors in like a screen porch?? In the living room of this 18th-century Long Island farmhouse, designer Tom Scheerer grouped his clients' heirloom antiques with newer pieces for a relaxed conversation between styles. The hearthside gathering, on a sea-grass rug from Design Materials, mixes Louis XV armchairs, a Luther Quintana sofa, and one of a pair of thrift-shop wing chairs in Shawnama Crewel from Travers. The faux-tortoiseshell coffee table is a vintage Karl Springer piece.
Tied Together Open floor plans present a decorating challenge: balancing the need to unite spaces while giving each zone a distinct vibe. Try tying spaces together with a soft accent color. Here, a soft blue from the living room's ottoman and throw pillows flows perfectly onto the stools lining the kitchen's breakfast bar.