As space and simplicity were the goals of this 1930s modern living room, located in an apartment home on Park Avenue in New York City, the celebrated interior designer Robert Hiden created a color scheme mostly in monotone.
The background of the walls, built-in bookshelves, wall-to-wall carpet, and corduroy curtains was the same shade of blue — a misty slate tone that was repeated in the leather sofa and in the frame of the glass coffee table.
Vivid contrast was given by chairs covered in yellow-green chenille, green accessories and plants, and by tall lamps of white milk glass and white flowers.
The small end table that held the white shaded lamp and a milk glass candy dish was made of a warm brown wood, which also found companionship from the colors of the book bindings on the nearby shelving.
The painting over the sofa was a Rivera [presumably the original text meant a work by artist Diego Rivera], and the portrait head sculpture below was by Margaret Abell.