Thursday, May 31, 2012

Victorian Style Living Room

This is the Living Room of a home designed by Lisa Farmer Designs. It is in an old Victorian built around 1900. The request was to combine both old and new but to give it an elegant vintage ambiance. Pieces were purchased at antique stores, auctions, vintage malls, home decor stores and even on Ebay.

The house has so many fireplaces and this one had been covered up and the client did not want to open it back up. I found this beautiful mantlepiece in a local antique store that fit perfectly. The arches complement the arched windows! The fireplace screen is the headboard of a French child's bed.

Chippendale sofa and antique French tapestry titled L'embarquement pour Cyth'ere.  The large beveled mirror came from an old barber shop.

Antique poplar pie safe in the corner has pierced tin sides.

French curio cabinet was purchased to display client's collection of French and English miniatures. Custom floral arrangement by LFD.  Column painted with faux marble treatment.

Arched windows can be difficult to design window treatments for. Most people follow the curve of the arch but I chose to use two swags on their individual rods meeting in the middle of the arch. I believe it makes a grandeur statement, allowing the beauty of the woodwork to be seen, and moves the eye up to bring emphasis to the 12 ft. ceilings. 
This photo also highlights the antique kidney desk and the large needlepoint picture of the boy and girl on the far wall which came from an old English farmhouse.

This picture provides a good look at the window treatment, antique oriental rug, and Johnson Brothers antique tea set in the Pareek design.

Seasonal Decorating is one of several services offered by Lisa farmer Designs. This picture is of the same Living Room after being decorated for Christmas.

Another picture of the Rose Christmas Tree designed for this Living Room
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