Old house with high ceilings? Think crystal chandeliers in every room, elaborate mirrors on the walls, and oriental area rugs. Just add a portrait of the queen and hire a tour guide.
Mix clean lines with cozy details. Once you have your classic furniture pieces, choose a color scheme, a few token conversation pieces for the walls (nature-inspired, perhaps?), and rich, inviting textures like plush throws and pillows.
It’s all about rustic elegance. Pile on soft pastels, vintage-inspired accents, and floor-length drapes for an opulent look that doesn’t overdo it.
By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer
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