Before: A minimalist living and
dining space needs jazzing up.
The problem: "I had a
very unfortunate moment of Santa Fe in the late eighties, and so with this
apartment I didn't want anything muted or watery or pastel," says Lisa Kogan, O, The Oprah Magazine's writer at large. Her senses
singed by all that burning sage, Lisa's taste is now so exquisitely sharp you
could cut your finger on it.
The ghosts of Mies and Breuer and Eileen Gray nod
approvingly down from style heaven on the chic black, "weimaraner taupe" and
crisp white of her living room. Yet, says Lisa, "I feel like I've got a good
little black dress, and I don't know how to make it great. I want to be a bit
daring, but I'm torn because I like things to be very spare and clean, and I
also like them to be very whimsical and out there. So I told Todd, just think
feng shui meets rococo."