"In a world of airy, whitewashed sunrooms, the solar-eclipse colour scheme of Jayne Michaels’s extension to her East Hampton, N.Y., house seems audacious. Unrelentingly black walls frame giant windows, a theme the interior designer, together with her sister and business partner, borrowed from the original structure. “The house is all black, outside and inside, which draws more attention to the outdoors,” said Ms. Michaels of the 1973 building by American architect Joseph D’Urso, set on 3 acres of wooded property."
"Of the striped wool blanket from Woolrich, Ms. Michaels said, “It goes nicely in the room because it has sunny colours, but it’s not matchy-matchy.” The unexpected mix of red and turquoise—mirrored in a book and vase on the coffee table—surprise without pulling focus. Curl up in your own colourful Carron Block Check Throw, about $296, kwc.co.uk"