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.
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.
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.
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.