Designer Thomas Jayne convinced a Philadelphia-area couple to line their living room walls in a chocolate-brown Holland & Sherry cotton, providing a distinctive backdrop for the large Chuck Close portrait Bill and other artworks, including a tabletop sculpture by Tony Smith; the sofa is upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon fabric, and the pillows are covered in a Clarence House silk.  ARCHITECT: n/a DESIGNER: Jayne Design Studio Inc. PHOTOGRAPHER: Roger Davies

Designer Thomas Jayne convinced a Philadelphia-area couple to line their living room walls in a chocolate-brown Holland & Sherry cotton, providing a distinctive backdrop for the large Chuck Close portrait Bill and other artworks, including a tabletop sculpture by Tony Smith; the sofa is upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon fabric, and the pillows are covered in a Clarence House silk. ARCHITECT: n/a DESIGNER: Jayne Design Studio Inc. PHOTOGRAPHER: Roger Davies

In the living room of a Manhattan home designed by David Kleinberg, Hans Hofmann's dynamic Don Quijote tilts against a plush sofa. The gilded-iron cocktail table, topped with glass, is from Jean-François Dubois.  ARCHITECT: Nasser Nakib Architect DESIGNER: David Kleinberg Design Associates PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

In the living room of a Manhattan home designed by David Kleinberg, Hans Hofmann's dynamic Don Quijote tilts against a plush sofa. The gilded-iron cocktail table, topped with glass, is from Jean-François Dubois. ARCHITECT: Nasser Nakib Architect DESIGNER: David Kleinberg Design Associates PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

The dining room of a Manhattan townhouse designed by David Kleinberg features a 1950s Venetian chandelier, a Regency-style Anglo-Indian table, and Empire side chairs counterpoised against an untitled Richard Serra oil-stick drawing and a small Andy Warhol silkscreen, at left.  ARCHITECT: Nasser Nakib Architect DESIGNER: David Kleinberg Design Associates PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

The dining room of a Manhattan townhouse designed by David Kleinberg features a 1950s Venetian chandelier, a Regency-style Anglo-Indian table, and Empire side chairs counterpoised against an untitled Richard Serra oil-stick drawing and a small Andy Warhol silkscreen, at left. ARCHITECT: Nasser Nakib Architect DESIGNER: David Kleinberg Design Associates PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

An untitled Joan Mitchell painting hangs above a custom-made sofa in the living room of a New York City townhouse decorated by Jeffrey Bilhuber. The tables are 17th-century Japanese.  ARCHITECT: Bilhuber & Associates DESIGNER: Peter Pennoyer Architects PHOTOGRAPHER: Pieter Estersohn

An untitled Joan Mitchell painting hangs above a custom-made sofa in the living room of a New York City townhouse decorated by Jeffrey Bilhuber. The tables are 17th-century Japanese. ARCHITECT: Bilhuber & Associates DESIGNER: Peter Pennoyer Architects PHOTOGRAPHER: Pieter Estersohn

Pedestaled sculptures by Dorothy Ruddick (foreground) and Harry Bertoia (at rear) survey the living room of a Manhattan pied- -terre; the sofa is upholstered in a Nancy Corzine silk velvet.  ARCHITECT: Steven Harris Architects DESIGNER: Rees Roberts + Partners PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

Pedestaled sculptures by Dorothy Ruddick (foreground) and Harry Bertoia (at rear) survey the living room of a Manhattan pied- -terre; the sofa is upholstered in a Nancy Corzine silk velvet. ARCHITECT: Steven Harris Architects DESIGNER: Rees Roberts + Partners PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

Modern Meets Luxury In These NYC Living Rooms

Modern Meets Luxury In These NYC Living Rooms

On the living room wall of David Linley's Provence guesthouse is a painting bought on a trip to China. Below it is a 19th-century Italian commode, which, along with a pietra dura side table, was inherited from Linley's great-uncle, set designer Oliver Messel.  PHOTOGRAPHER: Marina Faust HOMEOWNER: David and Serena Linley

On the living room wall of David Linley's Provence guesthouse is a painting bought on a trip to China. Below it is a 19th-century Italian commode, which, along with a pietra dura side table, was inherited from Linley's great-uncle, set designer Oliver Messel. PHOTOGRAPHER: Marina Faust HOMEOWNER: David and Serena Linley

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