If you watch The City (or read Page Six), you're familiar with self-proclaimed "social" Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port's co-worker at Diane von Furstenberg. I'm a big fan of her old-Hollywood-style apartment, which is featured on the show. As you can see, Palermo went with a calm, muted palette, leaving the walls plain and choosing white and off-white furnishings. I couldn't help but notice her mirrored throw pillows; I think they're a great way to add pattern and texture without necessarily adding color. To see where you can pick up some of your own, read more.
Jayson Home and Garden's Sheesha Pillows ($205-395) are quite similar to Olivia's pillows, if not the same. They're also quite expensive, so if you don't mind the natural color, you might also consider the Viva Terra Raw Silk Sheesha Pillows ($118-174, on sale). Sheesha, FYI, means glass and light in Hindi.