A classic Victorian-era look for an elegant 1950s dining room

A classic Victorian-era look for a 1950s dining room
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In this 1950s dining room, a classical antique style was used throughout — with only a few touches of more typical fifties flair.

The main wall was covered with a fine copy of a nineteenth-century nature-themed wallpaper. The color and pattern beautifully complemented the mahogany sideboard, a family heirloom.

An old gilt picture frame of the same period held the mirror, which was flanked by brass sconce candle holders, complete with smoke bells. These wall sconces picked up the color of the gilt frame, as well as of the fresh white walls below dado height.

A silver tea service had a place of honor on top of the sideboard, and the white French porcelain jars on either side held fresh greenery.

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Oak chairs, made in the old Queen Anne style, got a pop of fifties style from a coat of chartreuse paint, and by being upholstered with coral-colored leather seats.

The tall louvered screen in the corner hid the pantry door. The simple folding divider was made of a pair of old shutters painted white to match the woodwork trim.

The squared-off floral pattern rug on the floor was a fifties copy of an old hooked-rug design, and beautifully coordinated with the wallpaper.

A classic Victorian-era look for a 1950s dining room
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