2. Implement luxurious textiles on every surface. Investing in new upholstery for furniture truly works miracles. Coddington frequently uses silks, velvets, leathers and linens to add a decidedly extravagant feel to what might otherwise come across as plain. This technique can be seen in her Potrero Hill home's living room, where the couch is vintage but was recovered in a decadent and plush gold velvet. Both the wing chair and the swivel chair are also vintage finds that were reupholstered.