The second story of this family library features a decorative domed ceiling. Intricately patterned wrought-iron rails on the multi-sided balcony offer a view of the floor below, while elaborate millwork surrounds and encloses rows of built-in bookshelves.
Painting a lofty room in white or light tones enhances the sense of space in an already large room. To keep the room from feeling plain or uncontained, wood beams have been added here to provide a cozy air. The owners added a large painting to further add to the artistry of the space; only a room with this scale can handle such a piece.
The villa is actually divided into three floors, with a heated indoor pool and atriums on the ground level. The first level, seen here, boasts a grand hall with centuries-old ceilings, terra cotta floors and antique furniture.
The spacious layout of this kitchen includes room for a glass round table, just right for casual gatherings. Three levels of lighting—recessed ceiling lights, mid-level pendants and task lighting under the cabinets—makes an all-around friendly glow.
This multi-level home office features elaborate dark-stained trim with a deeply coffered ceiling that offers a peek at the second story above. A granite fireplace surround extends floor to ceiling, creating a spot for the eye to rest.
This Dallas, TX, penthouse loft is grand and spacious. It's 22 ft. ceilings and open concept living space feature oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows letting in views of the city, an industrial-style staircase to the second level, and comfy, neutral furniture.
Numerous salons and drawing rooms are found throughout the home's three levels, all of which feature the castle's original gorgeous details like paneled ceilings, woodcarvings, open fireplaces and built-in cabinetry.
A textural finish on the wall encompasses the design at room level while a lighter wall section and dark ceiling add beautiful levels of contrast. A sleek wood desk with a chrome frame and yellow and gray striped chair create a stylish workspace facing the bright natural light from the glass door.