The client already owned these fabulous chairs. "I respond to sculptural pieces of furniture," Tara says. "Each piece needs to be beautiful on its own." That being said, she knows that every piece must be functional. Thus "if a client is not sitting in every chair, it's not working, and that could be a $100,000 loss."
The Parsons desk and the crab pillow are from West Elm. "I love West Elm. I'm going to sound like a commercial for them, but they are so great for singles, people who are just starting out, people with young kids who want inexpensive pillow covers that they can throw in the wash. It's style on a budget."
The ceramic zebra stool was found shopping in a Stamford warehouse full of antiques. It reflects the client's sophisticated fashion sense.
Tara advises holding off on curtains, as they can be space hogs and are often expensive. "Start with the functional. Shades are clean and modern. You can always add curtains later if you decide you want them."