Well-placed side tables ensure that a spot to set down a glass is within arm’s reach.
To make the wide-open but modestly sized space as entertaining-friendly as possible, Alex employed a simple trick: he omitted the coffee table. In lieu of the typical symmetrical floor plan (chairs ringing a central coffee table), he created an asymmetrical one using two ottomans (one sisal, one upholstered) and a modern side table to create two distinct conversation areas. “I think that the most important thing about entertaining is that people feel comfortable, that they have a good place to sit and have a great conversation,” says Jenna. “I think Alex has done that for sure.”
Opposite the Sister Parish couch, Alex installed a low daybed that doesn’t block the fantastically long line of windows. “The daybed is one of our favorite places,” says Jenna. “Mila likes to read there or just look out at the view, and for me it’s a great place to take a nap.”