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.
In the world of carpet, explains Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors, we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets. By using a technique that combines both loops and cut loops — hence the name "cut-and-loop carpet" — manufacturers can create a carpet with patterns that range from subtle to bold.
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.
Victorian Sitting Room Featuring a Brass Chandelier, Large Arched Window and Plush Beige Chair
A brass chandelier was preserved and restored for use in this room. The beautiful embroidered pillow was handmade in India by Banchini Design and perfectly compliments the beige chair and matching ottoman. Tall windows crate an arch and flood the space with natural light, brightening the all wood surroundings.
A sultry game room was created in a bonus space above a garage on this lavish estate. A unique sitting area was formed by pairing a velvet patterned chaise longue, hand-carved pedestal side table and damask upholstered side chair. A hand-painted silk Fortuny floor lamp and mica-shaded tall candelabra provide the soft lighting needed during intimate conversations.
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.
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.
Two ornately decorated coffee tables are the centerpiece of this contemporary Victorian sitting room. Neutral colors offset the highly decorative room, filled with bouquets of flowers and carved candle holders, to offer a more contemporary take on Victorian design.