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Pretty as a Parlor
Pretty as a Parlor
The softly elegant living room is a blend of watercolored walls, pale pastel fabrics, intentionally mismatched finishes and just enough gilt. Although the Baccarat chandelier, oil paintings, bombé chest, Parisian cachepots and cherub-adorned bronze doré candlesticks are all French antiques, most of the more functional pieces are not. “If a family has children and dogs, you’re doing them a real disservice by selecting pieces that can’t be used,” says Eberlein. “A chair that you’re going to sit on every day, the sofa you’re going to sit on every day — these things must be compatible with the overall aesthetic, but you have to be able to use them.”

 
 

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