Double Duty: In a smaller space, pieces like the pair of Jonathan Adler benches Boyd introduced into the apartment are ideal because they work both as extra seating and as occasional tables.
X Marks the Spot: Boyd added furniture thematically linked to the design of Elizabeth's credenza. The X motif—echoed in the two new benches and the cocktail tables—makes the distinct pieces feel cohesive.
Bold Move: Rather than overwhelm the room, "a patterned rug [from the Rug Company] grounds it," Boyd says. Beneath Elizabeth's solid-color couch, the new rug is equivalent to bold jewelry worn with a simple dress—the contrast makes both come alive.
Lighten Up: In addition to replacing the heavy chest with a pair of spindle-legged cocktail tables from Duane Antiques, Boyd gave Elizabeth's sofa a brighter look with a Bemz slipcover.
United Front: "I wanted the living and dining rooms to feel more like a suite, and color was a great way to unify them," says Boyd, who painted the living room the same shade as the kitchen.