Well, it's been a week so what better way to soothe our nerves than by putting together a room. This one is an exercise in high style but not really a 'period' room as the items range from many periods and cultures.
Let's start with the walls, why not deck them out in an Edo period paper, warm rich colors and subtle patterns in a large scale would really make the space glow.
Specimen table is a nice piece of the grand tour to set your drinks on or maybe a nice book.
An Empire gilt bronze candlestick because every room deserves a candle.
Let's use a pair of Horner Classical armchairs. We'll add some simple modern upholstery to keep it modern and comfortable.
I love old rugs, the colors are soft and muted and the pattern here is simple and very quiet.
A long table, either a sofa table or against a wall with a painting above it or in front of a window.
A pair of crystal candelabra would be lovely on the table
Always love armillary spheres.
If we don't have a wall of books, we can place these to either side of the sofa and pile them with books.
Nothing like a piece of modern art in a room. This can live on an easel on that long table or over the fireplace [is there a fireplace?]
I like this little 19thc model. It could live anywhere.
So maybe now we can handle what coming in the next week, we've built a small cocoon filled with beauty and comfort.