Walnut-stained bamboo flooring replaced vinyl. An inherited fireplace dominated the main living room wall, so it was removed. Johansson recommended covering the surface with a nubby wool-and-hemp cloth. Its mossy tones complement the plush chenille area rug and "bring indoors the natural feeling of bark and texture that's going on outside," Johansson says. A 14-foot-long banquette serves as a bookcase and provides additional seating. While a slender television screen now hangs above, its presence is balanced with a montage of framed prints and photographs that Togo has acquired. He picks up vintage hot rod photos at local flea markets and collects moody black-and-white compositions by photographer Kramer O'Neill. Other artworks feature handguns in tweaked journalistic and pop-art scenes, a wink to Togo's fictional role as a crime scene investigator.
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