The inspiration for this post is The Drawing Room English Country House Decoration by Jeremy Musson which is filled with beautiful drawing rooms and text about each of the featured homes. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the origins of the drawing room which is the defining space of the English country house. It is a grand space with the finest decoration and furnishings and as the name implies was used for drawing, reading, cards, music, singing and entertaining. It was the social center of the country house. The Drawing Room was paired with the dining room usually found on either side of a hall forming the symmetry of the country house on a classical model. The dining room was entirely dedicated to formal meals, with the drawing room as the place for receiving visitors, conversation, entertainment, and the serving of tea and coffee following a meal.
Kedleston Hall Drawing Room
Love the fillet detail surrounding the fireplace.
My favorite television show is Downton Abbey and many scenes are set in Highclere’s fabulous Drawing Room.
We are using the design of the doors in the drawing room as inspiration for a client’s boudoir which has five doors.
Alnwick Castle Drawing Room
These grand Drawing Rooms use damask wallcovering. Beaux-Artes has taken the hassel out of finding a beautiful damask in just the right color palette for your room. Our hand painted damask panels can be ordered in a custom palette created for your decor. It is meant to be used in conjunction with our architectural wall panel kits. The damask is hand painted on canvas which is applied to the wall as you would wallpaper. The background can be metallic, pearlescent, faux silk or a solid color with the damask pattern options in metallic, pearlescent, aged or whatever combination compliments your room. These damask canvas panels coordinate with the finishes of our architectural wall panels; Antique Gold, Old Wood Gold, Gold Stone and Stone.
Newby Hall Drawing Room designed by Sir Christopher Wren and interiors by Robert Adam. Fabulous Tapestries!
Alpthorpe South Drawing Room
Goodwood House Yellow Drawing Room
Old Mill House
Our life style is much different today, but our combination kitchen and family room or living room are the spaces which we devote to entertaining and showcasing our finest furnishings, artwork and accessories. Here are some great examples of our finest spaces.
Thirty years ago I had a black living room. At the time, it was quite a statement, so much so that I had to paint everything before the house would sell. Everyone loved it but couldn’t picture their furnishings in it. Here is an wonderful collection of basic black today.
Black is dramatic and elegant when paired with white.