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Downton Abbey: Regal Elegance

You’ve probably been living under a rock if you haven’t yet seen, or at least heard of, Downton Abbey. The popular British period TV drama has been hailed by both critics and viewers as one of the most visually beautiful and compelling shows in the last decade. We love the show because of its gorgeous decor. Filmed at Highclere Castle, the Downton Abbey set showcases an array of ornately elegant decor that is indicative of the Edwardian Era. Below, we take a look at some of our favorite rooms from the castle.

The Library

Regal and inviting, the library is decorated with lush fabrics like red velvet and silky damasks. Small details, like the embroidered floral pillow decked with trim, are special touches that contribute to the room’s richness.

Downton Abbey Library Set Interior Decor Decorations Elegant

1098MM-016 Scalamandre Silk Fabric - Love Bird - Georgian Red at DecoratorsBest
Scalamandre Silk Fabric – Love Bird – Georgian Red at DecoratorsBest
Greenhouse Velvet Fabric - A2010 - Lipstick at DecoratorsBest
Greenhouse Velvet Fabric – A2010 – Lipstick at DecoratorsBest
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Scalamandre Trim – Troyes – Toasts at DecoratorsBest

The Drawing Room

Although this room mainly utilizes pastel colors, it retains a stately feeling because of the intricate textures and patterns used in the decor. We are head over heels for the damask-on-damask look of the metallic celadon-hued wallpaper and blush pink upholstered couch. A few dark accents, such as the black floral embroidered pillow with rope trim, help to anchor the room and provide dimension.

Downton Abbey Interior Decor Drawing Room
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Highland Court Fabric -  190104H - Blush at DecoratorsBest
Highland Court Fabric – 190104H – Blush at DecoratorsBest
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Robert Allen Fabric – Garden Beauty – Ivy at DecoratorsBest
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Fabricut Trim – Amaretto – Bordeaux at DecoratorsBest

The Grand Interior Hall

This hall is seen in the intro to Downton Abbey, and we understand why: It is absolutely stunning. Because the walls of this room are so magnificently adorned, smaller scale and softer patterns in different shades of red are used to keep the hall from looking too busy. The bullion fringe on the chair adds sumptuousness, too.

Downton Abbey Grand Interior Hall
Photo via LaylaGrayce
Duralee Fabric - 15331 - Rose
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Duralee Fabrics 42055-202 Cherry
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Fabricut Fringe Trim – Anglaise – Mahogany at DecoratorsBest

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