Minimalistic Neutral Design

Balance the busy vibe of darker, heavily trafficked spaces with these soft-hued or natural-textured furnishings and objets.

If Don Draper had a lake house in the Hudson Valley, he’d no doubt furnish it with this low-slung, midcentury-modern Lowe Sofa (featured above), also available in a variety of fabrics, from Perch Furniture.


This hand-knotted silk, linen, and wool Meadow Oatmeal rug (left) from Tufenkian Carpets lends light, modern panache to living areas and bedrooms. Build a richly colored scene around the strikingly abstract wool and raised-silk Erased Grey textural carpet (right) from Kush Rugs.


Unsure where to place a TV or audio components? This acacia wood–and–iron media stand from Nadeau provides an elegant solution.


Spring florals take shape in this vintage-style mercury glass vase (left) from Nadeau. And from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, this Horse 2 photograph on acrylic panel makes a striking backdrop for leather chairs and dark-wood tables. And this open-sided Penta Brass Sculpture is the perfect conversation starter, whether atop a desk or side table.