There were lots of elegant patterns in this entry hall, giving this room from the late 1940s a real 19th-century look.
Tufting on the wall, the flourish of swags, the modification of the central theme for the ceiling — these spelled nostalgia for an ornate period.
But see how well the sleek dado stripe controlled all this lushness, and the pinstriped paper below offered a staid counterpoint.
In the small hallway area, two antique chairs with a black finish sit on either side of an antique console table. In the foreground, an unusual hat stand — complete with mirror — adorns the wall.