Much of the home's main living quarters have an open concept design broken up by a charming red brick chimney with fireplaces on either side. Here, that's demonstrated with a sitting room and the kitchen.
Crown molding and a large fireplace instantly make this Victorian sitting room seem grand and elegant. An ornate area rug and plush champagne-colored sofas help balance the space, while a striped ottoman completes the lavish look.
This pale pink Victorian sitting room is a hub of floral furniture and curtains in front of the pink and gray striped wallpaper. A camelback sofa has throw pillows with a matching pattern from the upholstered wing chair and sits around the round, tufted ottoman with a fringed bottom. The tasseled pillows mirror the tasseled floor-length curtains for a fully patterned room.
With hand-painted, tree-covered wallpaper, this traditional parlor becomes an enchanting space for entertaining guests and sharing intellectual conversations. A plush white sofa and gilded, 18th century chairs offer plenty of spaces to sit, while a crystal chandelier, lamps and candelabras provide radiant light for any occasion.
A special resting place was created in a second floor hallway that leads to an outdoor balcony overlooking this Houston estate. Oversized chairs, a wood pedestal center table, brass side tables and abstract artwork complement the antique wool area rug and custom draperies in a pink Ikat print.
The main entry shows off another of the interesting chimneys that both divide and add lots of visual interest and texture to the room. Beautiful Oriental rugs further mark off the space for different purposes.
Golden light fixtures hover like ethereal globes in the sky of this elegant sitting room, one of many living areas in the mansion. Dark walls, ceiling and floor majestically set them off as well as the room's gold trim.
This sitting room is a tiny space that was maximized by creating a monochromatic scheme. By using materials in the same color but by varying the texture and incorporating elements of shine, the space feels more spacious than it is. Using over-scaled damask wallpaper with a metallic finish brings a traditional pattern some glamour. The mirrored desk brings a sexy vibe while allowing the eye to pass over it cleanly. Modern framed artwork also gives the room a more updated look. The white shag balances all the color and shine in the room.
This comfy sitting room has dark wooden paneling on the walls and dramatic beams on the ceiling. The furnishings are ornate and eclectic, adorned with vintage patterns and bright colors, and are positioned around a cozy fireplace and hearth.