How To Design a Cozy Den Using Color and Texture

Mikel Welch, owner of his eponymous New York firm. The cozy sitting room in the 2021 Whole Home is right down the hall from the main bedroom and bath, tucked away in a private wing of the house. For the intimate space, Welch created a “cave-like” energy by bathing every surface in palate-cleansing neutrals—from the elegant curtains to the textural furniture and accessories, sourced from Arhaus. A plush, handwoven wool rug feels great barefoot, while a deep oversize sofa and two nubby bouclé swivel chairs are ideal for a late afternoon read—that turns into a late afternoon nap.

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