This residence was a challenge from the start: unremarkable stone floors; a living room with disparate architectural features and no particular style. It took a keen eye to develop its potential. By introducing taupe grass cloth on the walls, the focus immediately shifts up from the floor. In the living room, floating cerused-oak shelves add both a modern edge and an opportunity to create visual interest in the once dark corner. Two over-scaled antiqued mirrors flank the wet bar and reflect outside light to the dark side of the room creating specular interest. Using crisp white linen fabrics on upholstery, a subtle mix of patterns and contrasting dark wood tones, the end result feels both cohesive and organic.