Family House in North LondonTransitional Living Room, London

The front reception room has reclaimed oak parquet flooring, a new marble fireplace surround and a wood burner and floating shelves either side of the fireplace. An antique decorative mirror hangs centrally above the fireplace.
An original ceiling rose graces the centre of the room, and the cornice and ribbon have been matched to the original.

Photography by Verity Cahill

Large classic enclosed living room in London with dark hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a stone fireplace surround, a built-in media unit, a reading nook and multi-coloured walls. —  Houzz
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Victoria Harrison added this to Converting a Victorian House? Learn From This Smart Renovation11 August 2017

Remember the small detailsThe family were keen to preserve and reinstate period details, and their attention to detail even carried across to the ceiling in the living room. “Unfortunately, we had to replace the ceiling so the only original feature is the ceiling rose [seen reflected in the mirror in the previous photo]. However, the builders did a great job of replicating the cornicing,” Canham says. Do your research into the period of your home to discover which details would have been typical of the era (you can search the Land Registry for information on your property) and look into bringing these back if they are missing. Ceiling roses are another way to add instant character and you can source both original and modern replica versions.

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Cheryl Freedman added this to Houzz Tour: A Victorian Terrace With a Scandi Twist23 December 2016

The family were keen to preserve and reinstate period details. “Unfortunately, we had to replace the ceiling, so the only original feature is the ceiling rose [seen reflected in the mirror in the previous photo]. However, the builders did a great job of replicating the cornicing,” Canham says. “We definitely wanted to retain the classic framework of a Victorian drawing room – along with the beautiful parquet floor – but furnish it in a contemporary way, so the room doesn’t look out of date.”

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triciaspargo added this to Dad’s Place24 February 2020

Cornice works - not this style but can certainly add character and interest

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woodymolly added this to Front Living Room 64 Sandbanks18 July 2019

Just the edging if the ceiling is high enough i think will look lovely

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Angel Matamoros added this to Tompkins open floo plan28 February 2017

Crown molding-1800 century home in London love it

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