Apollo sofa with chaise longue by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto from Matisse.

Sumptuous and calming, here’s how to combine neutral pieces for a peaceful interior palette

Create a calming foundation in a room by layering neutrals that allow for finer details to become the focus. Pairing contrasting textures will add interest and warmth. This version of the Apollo sofa by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto brings a sumptuous tactility to the room, while subtly varied natural materials like creamy marble, light-grained wood and handcrafted ceramics will enhance the overall effect while not overpowering it.

Clockwise from left: Alinea Angelo M dining table from Studio Italia; Cassina Constellation Pendant from Matisse; A Place to Stand 23 by Natasha Wright, 2020, acrylic and ink on paper, framed, from Sanderson Gallery; Arflex Marenco sofa from Studio Italia; Piet Boon Serax vase volumes tall from ECC; Fairfax Chair from Coco Republic. Centre: Apollo sofa by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto from Matisse.

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