Double height, floor-to-ceiling silk drapes provide a glamorous backdrop to this luxurious living room. Rich textures shine against the cream color palette.

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An embroidered chocolate-brown silk-velvet tapestry hangs between living-room windows; its lively pattern sets off the graceful lines of an eighteenth-century camelback sofa. The black-horsehair fabric on the sofa, though a splurge, was a good investment -- it is virtually indestructible. The coffee table, originally a galvanized freezer rack, is the ultimate in functionality.

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Sunset Magazine: recovered chairs in Ikea curtains, and used gold leaf on bricks around fireplace. Cool.

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