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Ornate Living Room Design

Old-World style with a modern twist.

In this living room, designed by New York-based interior designer Steven Gambrel, old-fashioned, formal salon style gets a makeover. Traditional elements — think plush carpeting, chandeliers, a conversation arrangement and plenty of upholstered seating — are still present, but feature refined silhouettes, unfussy patterns and velvet upholstery in jewel tones. The unexpected black ceiling with generous crown mouldings defines the space, making it seem larger.  

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