English country manor houses – When you think of an English country manor vision as different as fox hunting, or library with floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with books, may come to mind. This type of decorating embracing the idea of recycling and recovering are superior to replace.
A home decorated in English country manor houses is formal with a touch of elegance. The entrance foyer or perhaps a large marble topped table centered by a floral arrangement in a crystal vase. The vase is then flanked by lamps with porcelain jar-shaped bases and silk shades. Matching tufted sofas and wing chairs highlight the living room while the bedroom eye catcher can be a graceful canopy bed complete with a heavy lace chapel. Lace curtains are layered in floor to ceiling brocade drapes.
This decorating style has its roots in the English country manor houses and takes its cue from the palace at the time. The walls are covered with intricately carved dark wood paneling. The floors are covered with broad planks of wood or stone, and beams hang from the ceiling. Stucco or plaster walls give the rooms a rustic look while leaded stained-glass windows add elegance. Large fireplaces are heavy, dark wood mantels featuring intricate carvings and draw the eye upward to a mounted weapon or the head of a big game. Wall sconces provide light. Windows are dressed in heavy brocade drapes. The furniture is heavy and dark with carved patterns and made of rose wood or mahogany.