An American country oak sideboard holds a collection of antique brass candlesticks, bowls and hand bells. A pair of Victorian tole lanterns, blue and white striped wallpaper and a Colonial painting add sophisticated country style to the space.
In the bedroom, designers blended the homeowner's collections with a more contemporary color palette. The headboard of this bed is made from two antique Chinese doors which are complemented by the tall antique candlestick and the Chinese statue that is featured in front of the window. These elements, combined with neutral walls and tan curtains give the space a light, yet still elegant feeling.
In this dining room, the light from a pair of chandeliers is captured in a huge eighteenth-century Italian mirror. The black Chinese cabinets tie into the black chairs and are in stark contrast to the light gray walls. A collection of antique candlesticks sit in the center of the table.
This modern living groom fireplace mantel features the Scotiabank Coat of Arms, a design that includes the words "Strength, Integrity, Service." The antiqued look of the piece adds a vintage vibe to the space's overall decor.
This hallway gives off a Mediterranean vibe with its Grecian blue antique side board and stone-like candlesticks. Stone sculptures of white flowering plants in distressed pottery sit on either side of the table, while a painting on the white brick wall provides a colorful finishing touch.
If you have a fireplace in your kitchen, add quirky and collected elements for instant farmhouse style. This mantel, featured in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” mixes inexpensive brass candlesticks, baskets and classic blue-and-white platters along with affordable resin bear statues and a deer bust for a rustic farmhouse feel. “When you group it in an interesting way, they work together,” Sully says.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
A skirted vanity table adds to this room's feminine charm, while the antique mirror reflects its sweet bedding. The headboard fabric is repeated on the lampshades. The buffet lamps are made from antique Scottish candlesticks.
An exciting area rug anchors this elegant living room and accentuates the simple designs in the traditional and Victorian seating. A stunning antique coffee table with metal support combined with patterned throw pillows and antique accents bring the space to life.
Stunning floral area rugs anchor this living room but do not overwhelm. Instead, combined with a grand fireplace, built-in shelving, a baby grand piano and vintage antiques, heirlooms and Victorian accents, the space comes alive with elegance and sophistication