A dining room that's  classic and romantic. The dining chairs are upholstered in Scalamandre fabric. The rich color on the walls, is done with a Farrow & Ball paint, that works with the muted tones of the oriental carpet. The chandelier is 19th century, using real candle light  for elegant evenings.
In Saudi Arabia, an elegant living room has gorgeous hues of  silver, black,  charcoal, and vivid yellow. On the gold leafed walls, done in a Louis XV pattern, hang 18th century pastel portraits of  the daughters of Louis XVI. There are elements of English Regency, and Fortuny fabric on the lamps.
Comfort and color can give a room its own personality. A fireplace with a mantel defined by thick molding never hurts either!
A room for twin girls is made happy and comforting by covering the walls with fabric patterned with apple blossoms, from Kravet. A pair of matching iron cribs are 19th century.
A classic entry gallery, with softly lit sculpture niches, around which there is access to the living room, dining room, and library.
An elegant nights sleep:  Drapery fabric is by Fortuny, mixed with pale hued walls and custom mahogany nightstands. A 19th century Chinese urn has been made into a bedside lamp.
Traditional can be quirky too. Here a cozy dining alcove has been created in a corner of  an open plan NYC loft. The walls  are covered in Donghia grass cloth. The chairs are given a chic look upholstered in horse hair.
This master bedroom is a study in tonality, from the gold-flecked wallpaper, cream carpet, 1940s parchment cabinet to the pale ivory wool textiles. <br />
A masterful mix of color, pattern and texture co-exist in this living room. The walls are pale green linen grass cloth, and the doors are mustard yellow. The coffee table is French. The overall  the look is informal traditional -but not staid-just perfect for a country house.
A luxurious dining room features a grouping of three 1940s Bagues lanterns that hang over the custom dining table, that extends to seat twelve. The walls are wrapped in wallpaper of gray silk.
A room-sized rug from Spain dictated the tone for this grand room.  Two curved grass=green silk velvet sofas flank the fireplace with a Pierre Bonnaard landscape. A distinctive coffee table made by Maison Jansen is 1950s and ebonized with "verre eglomise" which is reverse painted glass.
In a country house bedroom the walls are treated to a checked wall fabric. The same fabric has been used for custom lamp shades. An American 4-poster bed is new; a reproduction of a  Federalist style.
A large mahogany headboard is paired with different colors of silk taffeta for the bed of a  custom coverlet in  a house in Beverly Hills, Ca.
An Upper East side  panelled library clad was done in rosewood, with brass-clad shelves backed with antiqued mirror. <br />
A seating area at the end of a formal living room is made more casual through the use of a sisal carpet.<br />
Noteworthy here, in addition to the stunning red lacquered walls, are the dining room doors which featuring antique Chinese bronze knockers. They have been fully recessed to create a rich panelled jamb.
This comfortable and relaxing room for a teenaged girl features custom furniture, a Caroline Wright painting and vivid purple accents.
A heavenly kids room-  has a doll house at the end of the bed, and walls that have been air-brushed with cloud patterns.
A series of Chinese paintings depicting the four seasons is featured in this red lacquered Park Avenue dining room.
This guest bedroom embraces a warm palette of stripes of chocolate browns and rich cream tones. Including custom headboards with gouaches of Chinese junques above flank a vintage mirrored chest and pale turquoise Christopher Spitzmiller lamp.
The owner of this full floor of a New York City townhouse insisted on a living room that would literally glow with warmth in the evenings. This was achieved through antique mirrors, lacquered screens and lots of pools of warm incandescent light.<br />
In a Manhattan home, a double height library is also a sitting room, adjacent to a master bedroom. A mix of periods and styles imbues the room with extra doses of character:  The fireplace mantel is Napolean III, from 1860. While a 17th century Delft map of the world hangs over the fireplace. Art Deco leather club chairs are from France, from the 1930s, and a early 19th century coffee table is a low puzzle table in eight pieces from China.
A dining room in a New York City apartment also functions as a beautiful gallery space with a notable photography collection.  Rare books and porcelains are on display in the curved glass fronted cabinets. The carpet is a Oushak, from the late 19th century, Turkey.
In a grand Park Avenue living room, the walls have been treated with with Venetian plaster, in a rich chocolate brown. The tufted sofa is covered in a Christopher Hyland fabric. In front of the sofa, two antique mirrored cocktails tables create an unexpected juxtaposition with the surrounding traditional elements.
This opulent sitting room remains current through its contemporary fabrics, pared down window treatments and unexpected decision not to lay a rug.
 A Master Bedroom including some authentic art, by Dutch painter, William van Vliet (1584-1642), Portrait of a Lady.( The Periwinkle blue color and soft materials make this a relaxing retreat. Wood accents ground the space while complimenting the warm colors in the adjoining living room.

Classic or traditional interior design for your home

Drawing upon a rich history and influence from the decorative arts, classic design is also often referred to as “traditional.”  In fact, centuries of innovation and cultural savoir-faire give this style substantial depth. Distinctive ideas that have evolved over many periods infuse classic decor with signature characteristics:  sumptuous fabrics, decorative trims, assortments of moldings, and carved and sculptural furnishings.  A great deal of value is placed on comfort  as well as what is pleasing to the eye. In essence, classic design is timeless.


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