Model the look of your traditional lounge chairs after the White House’s Red Room
As many interior designers will tell you, achieving the best look for your home depends on finding a style that matches your personal tastes. While there are plenty of pre-packaged room designs that could provide a quick and easy solution to your décor problem, you may feel like you're living in someone else's home without personal accents like family heirlooms or a favorite armchair or chaise to balance the scales in your favor.
However, you might still be struggling to define exactly what your personal preferences are for your home's interior. In times like these, it's often helpful to look at famous homes for sources of inspiration. One such abode that might be perfect for a traditional aesthetic is the White House.
One of the White House's four state reception rooms, the Red Room, is perhaps best characterized by it's warm, red hues found on the walls and furniture upholstery. This color scheme is complemented by the gold embroidery and ornate carvings that make up the room's beautiful sofas, picture frames and red lounge chairs. The warmth of this design is further highlighted by a hanging gold chandelier and matching table lamps, which cast yellow-tinted illumination over the room to give the air a glistening and refined character.
While this design inspiration may seem out of place in a modern home, it's ideal for older, traditional buildings that place heavy emphasis on antiques and vintage furnishings. For starters, the use of red, gold and dark wood hues creates a sophisticated and luxurious appeal that is perfect for a home office, study or library. By introducing your own paintings, pictures, décor accents and fabrics into this established look, you'll create a hybrid aesthetic unique to your home.
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