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Dark & Dramatic Walls

Ceiling-height curtains draw the eye up.

Traditional elements combine in this cosy space for reading or entertaining. Light drapes contrast perfectly against chocolate walls. (Dark, rich paint tones create an antiquated appearance.) Skirted furniture — a classic throwback — ceiling millwork, crystal accents and tufting on the sofa complete the look.

Learn more traditional-style tips in our Traditional & Formal Interiors photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Stacey Brandford
  • Source: House & Home October 2009 issue
  • Products: Wall panelling, Bellini Custom Cabinetry; sofa, Philip Mitchell Design Furniture; sofa fabric, Primavera Interior Furnishings; sofa trim, brown silk throw pillows, chair fabric, curtain fabric, curtain trim, Kravet Canada; lampshades, RomEla Antique Lighting; antique chair, coffee table, end tables, Patina Antiques; crystal lamps, Brunschwig & Fils; area rug, solid throw pillows, grey throw, Elte; vintage oil painting, W.R. Antiques.
  • Designer: Philip Mitchell

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