So, I finally watched seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey after seeing and hearing all of the hype surrounding the PBS drama. Now I know what everyone was talking about! I am anxiously awaiting the third season of this amazing show. The period costumes (I want some of Lady Mary’s gowns) and décor are enthralling and the juicy, dramatic happenings make the show all the more enticing!
You’re probably wondering what Downton Abbey has to do with this week’s “Fabulous Room”. When I spotted this room designed by Celerie Kemble, the formality of the fireplace brought to mind my new favorite show. Evidently, Celerie found the amazing original fireplace in a vintage shop on Palm Beach’s Dixie Highway and had it installed in this residence. The juxtaposition of the ornate, formal fireplace with modern, bold elements like the bookshelves, yellow zebra upholstery, and hot pink Moroccan pouf gives the space a rich sense of personality. It’s eclectic meets traditional with a modern twist. I love a beautifully layered room and Celerie really makes a statement by combining so many textures, rich fabrics, and interesting colors in a space that was likely once stark and extremely formal. If the Crawleys lived in modern-day New York, this might just be what their parlour or library would look like.
Have a fantastic weekend!
P.S. The winner of the Via Montebello Giveaway is entry #13, American Gypsy. Congratulations!