The design duo behind Consort, Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, know a thing or two about decor, having a knack for bright interiors that always hit a stylish note without feeling too trendy. Think a fresh white kitchen showcasing wicker chairs with a metal base that effortlessly strays away from a relentless shabby-chic vibe. Or a moody living room that brings together jeweled tones and velvety textures, but doesn’t feel overly ominous when paired with a cream rug and gilded extras. These interior mavens perfectly combine elements of design with an overall case for comfort. Here, they give us their top tips and tricks for adding a fresh summer update to your interiors.

#TheLIST Best Dressed: June 9, 2017
1Dynamic Spaces
Reid Rolls

“When designing in a large, open space, arrange furniture strategically to create separate living zones for specific activities. In this living room, we used a vintage leather daybed to designate separate TV watching spaces and conversation areas.”

2Tactile Extras

1stdibs day bed, $10,398, 1stdibs.com. SHOP

Consort sheepskin, $325, consort-design.com. SHOP

3Monochrome Master
Laure Joliet

“Our key to avoiding monotony when going monochrome? Play with tonal and textural variations. Employ differing shades of your primary color in contrasting textures to create a lush and layered effect that’s anything but boring. Think: light gray wood meets slate gray cashmere; soft creamy wool meets crisp white tile.”