Fiona often hosts friends,
so it was important that her flat have areas suitable for
entertaining. She anchored the expansive living room with a
woven silk sofa and faux-suede loveseats from the Paris shop
Mis en Demeure and hung a fractured mirror by Christopher
Guy above the fireplace. Barratt visually added to the
composition with two tall, narrow consoles she designed.
Their stainless steel tops offer a lean, polished surface for
photographs and objets. To keep the mood serene, Barratt
drew from a palette of grays: dove-colored walls, silver pillows
and accents, and two granite-hued plaster coffee tables. It
makes it comfortable and really cozy,” she says of the tactile
mix, which ranges from velvets to hammered metals. She
also alternated between furniture with curves and those
with straight lines. “If you just go for modern, it can seem too
harsh,” she says of the latter.