Although this red & black living room decor was from the mid-60s, the feel of the entire space really conveyed an old-world elegance.
Few people would dare take the richly-patterned floral upholstery fabric on a sofa and repeat it generously on the wall.
Not only that, but the designer then went a step further, adding a gilded nineteenth-century-style English Regency mirror, complete with eagles, directly over the sofa.
But here, all of this bold decor was used fearlessly — and the effect was as opulent as a medieval tapestry.
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In spots on the main wall where the fabric did not appear, the walls were painted black. The second wall was simple brickwork painted off-white.
Adding to the romantic mood of the room were the narrow stained beams and antique accessories.
Pops of green — on the throw pillow, plants, and some tabletop trinkets — offered a few kisses of red’s complementary color.