Design: Let’s Mingle

Contrast materials and textures for a look that’s not just more of the same

We saw this room — designed by Bahdeebahdu’s RJ Thornburg — and instantly coveted its cool, eclectically chic look. His unexpectedly cohesive mix includes shaggy wool ottomans, an earthy willow column, dupioni silk pillows, a riverstone-topped coffee table, and funky metal and glass chairs (made out of baby-food jars!).  A simple, cotton-upholstered couch and bare wood floors keep the look grounded.  Here, decidedly different pieces we’d love to see share space. —E.G.

Check out the Let’s Mingle slideshow here.