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Think Soft
"To create a hushed, relaxed feeling, change your furniture to fit the mood: Update your coffee table, either by buying a new one or by repainting or refinishing the one you currently have. Put woven grass paper up on your walls, which helps to muffle sounds, creating a quiet space for reading." — Alex Papachristidis, author of The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis (Rizzoli)