Grand Old World Living Room With Hand-Painted Ceiling
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.
Yellow Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling and Old World Charm
Warm ocher walls and exposed ceiling beams conjure up Old World charm in this living room. A filigreed coffee table, upholstered armchair and ornate fireplace surround are full of character and Mediterranean charm.
Spanish Modern Living Room With Lantern Pendant Lights
Dark-stained wood ceiling beams call attention to the lofty ceilings, which give this living room its airy feel. Lantern pendant lights bring an intimate feel and old-world look to the spacious living area. Neutral chairs and sofas create a cozy conversational area around the fireplace.
Living Room: Beachfront Mediterranean in Naples, Fla.
Elegant furnishings with hand-carved wood details evoke an Old World feel in the beautiful living room. The crystal chandelier, which hangs from a domed ceiling with cove lighting, creates a striking focal point.
Moroccan-Inspired Living Room With Copper and Taupe Color Scheme
This living room has high ceilings and an open archway leading to a dining room. An oversized chair, wooden table with a flowering plant centerpiece, and a white fireplace with old world artwork over the mantel brings the room together.
Classic Old World style elements fill this living room: ornate mantel, exposed-beam ceiling, traditional area rug and arched doorways. The end result is anything but outdated thanks to a cheery pair of blue sofas and stylish pendant light.
Neutral Old World-Style Living Room With Red Accents
Soaring ceilings with exposed dark wood beams set the scene in this Old World-style living room. A grand red-and-white tile fireplace warms the room from one end, while an ornate mirror is positioned opposite the couch to visually widen the room.
This cozy living room is painted with a bright soft blue and filled with comfortable furniture and colorful pillows. A piece of decorative wrought iron hangs as an art piece and two candle sconces add an old-world flair, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
Splashes of blue can be found in the wingback chairs, curtains and throw pillows in this predominantly white living room. A white brick fireplace, circlular chandelier and wood paneled ceiling bring old world character to the traditional home.
Exposed ceiling beams bring a rustic quality to this Old World-style living room with beautiful Venetian plaster walls. Clean-lined upholstered furniture is paired with traditional wooden pieces featuring elaborate detailing. Traditional area rugs add warmth to the red brick flooring.
This sophisticated Spanish retreat provides an updated take on Old World beauty by mixing contemporary fabrics and fixtures with natural materials and iron accents. The high ceiling and abundance of natural light in this spacious living room create an atmosphere that is perfect for family and friends.
With its high ceilings, arched windows and iron columns, this living room is a testament of ancient time and Old World elegance. The layout is open and flowing to keep the feel of grandeur. A cream linen sectional takes center stage, with a sea of pillows giving it character, comfort and texture.
This sophisticated Spanish living room provides an updated take on Old World beauty by mixing contemporary fabrics and fixtures with natural materials and iron accents. Gorgeous chandeliers pull the eye upward, drawing attention to the tall ceiling and helping to create a light, airy atmosphere, and heavy wooden furniture grounds the space.
At the top of the staircase, guests get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Old World living and dining rooms. Exposed ceiling beams add to the style, while Venetian plaster walls create an elegant yet textured backdrop to the space. The cozy seating area is centered on a Mediterranean-inspired fireplace, while a pair of iron chandeliers light up the dining area.
Architectural designer Matt Dougan used elements like vigas (wooden support beams) and latillas (slender strips of wood) on the ceiling of this living room to add authentic Southwestern charm. Old World rugs were combined with leather furnishings, while Southwestern-print furniture, a hand-carved cantera fireplace and an antler chandelier complete the look. A few subtle floral accessories implement a soft, feminine touch to the masculine space.
In Hilary's design for this formal living room, as seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, she brings in lots of patterns and textures to give the room a unique and complex look. The design takes advantage of old world luxury in pieces such as the chandelier hanging from the ceiling, the complex mantelpiece, the Victorian wingback furniture, and the intricate cabinetry. She then blends a mixture of patterns like stripes and paisley together for a completed look.