White walls, ceilings, and floor give the living room of this Southampton, New York, cottage a fresh, light spirit. "I wanted the house to feel young and fun," says designer Vicente Wolf. He hung antique Indonesian window transoms over the fireplace: "They're so airy — they don't close up the room."
Style starts from the bottom up—enliven any space with chic rugs at irresistible prices from Joss & Main. Anchor living room furniture, add a pop of pattern to the dining room, or lend flair to the foyer with rugs in eye-catching colors.