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Greenwich Village Living Room

Dramatic drapery emphasizes ceiling height.

This New York City living room had loads of natural light but not enough personality, so interior designer Amy Lau punctuated the penthouse with these patterned wool drapes. Textile designer Judy Ross and Lau came up with an undulating pattern stitched in rust-coloured silk. They left them unlined so sunlight could still filter through when drawn. Simple hardware and one continuous rod lets the pattern take centre stage.

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