Traditional Ethnic Refuge, Full Home DesignEclectic Living Room

This library melds traditional and ethnic elements, incorporating African items from the client’s travels. Serving as a library and music room, this space has a neutral and off white palette framed by dark wood moldings and trim and stained wooden shutters and a custom stained bookcase. The draperies are made of hand-painted taupe velvet, and the hardware is painted metallic silver with glass finials.

The room’s sisal rug is accented at its center with a chinoiserie cocktail table atop a zebra skin. Oak stained dark walnut hardwood flooring sets off a British colonial daybed topped with taupe chenille and throw pillows created from an African textile.

Eclectic enclosed medium tone wood floor and brown floor living room library photo in Other with beige walls —  Houzz
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bloomerrose wrote:Nov 6, 2013
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    Thank you for visiting our page, bloomerrose. The chinoiserie cocktail table is from the client’s personal collection and has been in her possession for close to thirty years. The daybed is the Mysore Settee from British Khaki and can be found at www.robertlighton.com. Contact us at info@panageries.com with any additional questions.

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Elements of Style added this to Get the High Style of Ebony Minus the High PriceFeb 17, 2013

Ebonized furniture in the late 19th century. Ebonized furniture was very fashionable with designers of the Aesthetic decorative arts movement. As the industry began to use mechanization, these designers could create more elaborately carved furniture that was then stained or painted with a black ebony finish. Gilded highlights in Asian-influenced designs — mostly flowers and feathers — were added for decoration. This sumptuous chinoiserie-style table ticks all the boxes with its gilt highlights and Asian-inspired design.

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Cynthia Farnsworth added this to December 2018Dec 4, 2018

Craig, this is your color with lots of black in the room?

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stetur10 added this to stetur10's ideasNov 24, 2013

Ebonized furniture in the late 19th century. Ebonized furniture was very fashionable with designers of the Aesthetic decorative arts movement. As the industry began to use mechanization, these designers could create more elaborately carved furniture that was then stained or painted with a black ebony finish. Gilded highlights in Asian-influenced designs — mostly flowers and feathers — were added for decoration. This sumptuous chinoiserie-style table ticks all the boxes with its gilt highlights and Asian-inspired design.

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