I'm not quite ready to show this but I'm doing it anyway—I've yet to hang the pair of drawings that go over the cabinet, etc. The Chinese cabinet, which looks as though we fished it out of the lagoon, was in fact found in a local antiques shop. It's from the mid-nineteenth century, to my estimate, and in very bad repair, but I love the patina and history it wears. It's scale is also interesting to me because similar pieces of this nature are usually much bigger in size—this stands under five feet in height.
The knit blanket is from Ralph Lauren and is impossible to fold in an orderly fashion, but I tell myself that I admire that casual touch. In this severe room of black and gray and white and to foil its masculine austerity, I've added, in a daring moment of abandon, a pair of pink pillows.
The television set is a black canvas—I'll be adding some other art around it. The desk is by Mark Hampton, and the tropical-themed carved chairs are from Java. The bow-front chest of drawers is Indian. The "Tico" table lamp is by Thomas O'Brien.