Cochrane Design Victorian Villa, ClaphamVictorian Living Room, London
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3. Elegant details. Elaborate chandeliers, sophisticated mirrors, tapestries, stylish mantels and moldings — these are all classic drawing room elements. Bonus points to this room for having a champagne bucket on a stand. But even if your designated entertainment space is the room with a pingpong table in it, you may want to add a few touches to make it special before the party: favorite coasters, fresh flowers, good-looking cocktail tools and serveware, copper mugs for Moscow Mules — you get the idea.
“That’s the designated adult area,” Weaver says of the formal living room, in which not all is as it seems. The large regal mirror above the fireplace is in fact a TV that has a reflective surface when it’s turned off. Weaver fitted classic chandeliers throughout the house but gave them a personal touch by covering the chains in ruched silk. “It’s a warmer look than having an exposed chain,” she says. The paneling throughout the home looks original, but all of it is a carefully crafted imitation, streamlined across the entire property. Fireplace: Chesney’s; sofa, ottoman: Cochrane Design