Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
If a porch is covered, options are almost limitless for the kind of furnishings that can be used. Use unconventional pieces for a look that appears gathered over time (or perhaps even generations). Antiques that are already weathered and aged are particularly well suited to this.
If a porch is covered, options are almost limitless for the kind of furnishings that can be used. Use unconventional pieces for a look that appears gathered over time (or perhaps even generations.) Antiques that are already weathered and aged are particularly well suited to this.
If the spatial limitations of your own front porch don't allow for life-size Christmas trees, instead create a similar look with a grouping of tabletop trees ranging in heights and colors. This collected look will seem a bit more eclectic and gathered over time. If you simply incorporate one tree that lights up, it should be enough to cast a soft glow on the others.
The well-detailed dining room open to the adjacent kitchen mixes midcentury-style chairs with a rustic-look table and traditional lighting and window treatments, creating a transitional gathering space with style.
This big sectional is sophisticated, comfortable and a perfect fit for large gatherings. Classic roll arms and plush chenille upholstery soften the look. Decorative pillows add pattern, texture and a touch of sheen.