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Syrie Maugham's Salon

Sculptural shapes and contrasting textures work in this French salon.

"It's a Gerard Butler of a room — sexy, masculine, relaxed and gutsy," says The Aesthete — anonymous author of the now-defunct Aesthete's Lament blog — of British decorator Maugham's living room in Le Touquet, France. Furnished in the mid-1920s, it features clipped sheepskin rugs, bleached oak tables, roughly woven striped fabrics, and sofas upholstered in creamy damask.

See the rest of the Aesthete's inspirations in our Historical Interior Design photo gallery.

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