Weeks' Layout
Suzanne York; portrait by Evan Sklar

Weeks' Layout

Weeks planned the room for flexibilty. A comfortable, three-seat sofa (1) opposite the hearth is joined by a pair of armchairs (2) and a chaise. (3) As a bridge between the two areas, the chaise is a linchpin. "It's wide and comfortable and allows one to face either direction," says Weeks. On the far end of the room, a smaller sofa (4) and chair (5) create a more intimate area. The designer picked a simple glass coffee table (6) "because its transparent top not only lightens up the area but also creates some reflection and sparkle."

TIP: Be sure there are peaks and valleys. If all the seat cushions and the coffee table are one height, it looks like a blockade. Lamps, art, and other accessories also direct the eye up and down.

Fiona Weeks
Previous Fiona Weeks
3 of 9 Weeks' Layout

New on the Web

Around The Web

Bold Style Calendar

Improve Your Mood

Add more lighting to your home to combat the darker days that fall brings. The extra light will... » See Full Calendar