For additional seating with flexibility, Davies-Gaetano placed a matching chaise by the fireplace. This comfortable setup is part of what makes the living room Joe and Lisa's favorite room in the house. They wanted it to be formal and sophisticated, but also practical and playful. "Ohara brought that together with the vibrant colors and the spirit of our art, which represents a time and place in our lives," says Joe. One of the last items added to the decor — and one of the biggest splurges — was the 18th-century turtle shell from France above the mantel. "The added tortoise shell and butterflies give the space an exotic feel. We love to travel, and it reminds us of French island living," says Joe.