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Dark & Light Decor

A lesson in contrasts in the living room.

Williams Watt played light and dark finishes off each other to moody effect in the living room. To give the hearth more presence, she recreated an idea she picked up at the Mondrian hotel in L.A.: she added a 6" deep white tablet (of drywall) behind the wooden mantel, which has a surround of lustrous deep brown porcelain tile.

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