We photographed this sophisticated, French-inspired living room at the Ethan Allen in Woodbury, then added one clunker. Have you found it?
What doesn't work?
According to interior designer Robin Strangis, the red kilim pillow clashes with the subdued color scheme and the rough, casual texture of the pillow makes a poor match with the silky, formal fabrics on the sofa and draperies.
What does work?
With the right throw pillows, this living room ensemble works because it has:
¢ Consistent color. The damask-patterned wallpaper makes the perfect backdrop for the subtly colored furnishings, and the color in the draperies echoes those of the walls, sofa and rug.