To facilitate conversation between hosts and guests before dinner, the kitchen opens to the great room across a long stretch of countertop. Friends sit on cushy club chairs and an overstuffed sofa, upholstered in casual white duck. When its time to eat, they gather around a large oval table. Everything is so angular in the design of the house that we wanted the oval table, just to soften it a bit, Todd explains. An easy catalog purchase, it blends nicely with the interiors many antique walnut and cherry One of many collections in the house, Room interior designs these Santa Claus cups and mask find space amid the kitchen’s vintage canisters. Left: Todd Samberg prepares for the real Santa to visit. pieces, which complement light-colored hardwood floors throughout. The choice of woods along with the consistent white walls and trim give the interiors a simple, unpretentious feel.