Diagnosis: This is an elegant Jonathan Adler Lampert Sofa in Brussels Charcoal (85 wide by 32 high). The grey is soft so use color carefully – this black and white painting by Robert Ogata, Haiku 24, should work well.
Diagnosis: Sleek can be austere or great depending on the other ingredients. Let this classic chrome black leather sofa designed by Le Corbusier (from Design Within Reach) take a backseat to these two abstract color photographs by Carol Charney.
Diagnosis: Slip covered furniture (slipcover available from Pottery Barn) can remind one of those films that take place at the turn of the twentieth century recounting the lives of patrician families that leave the city for the summer and have everything covered with white drop cloths. Run with the “House of Mirth” theme and add this romantic piece by Jeannie O’Connor.