Tag Archives: Drawing Room

New England Elegance

Cindy Rinfret’s latest interior design project is lavishly illustrated in New England Home’s Connecticut Summer 2011 and selected pieces from Theodore Alexander and Althorp Living History take centre stage. Set in “two hundred and fifty acres of breathtaking land” this … Read more

Categories: House and home | Interior design

A Ladylike Retreat

The Drawing Room is a very English concept and one literally means ‘room to which one withdraws’. The term derives from the historical tradition of ladies withdrawing to the room after dinner, whilst the men at the table would continue in the dining room to drink port or play billiards in the billiard room. Both men and women would then re-congregate in the drawing room before the end of the evening.

For a perfect example of a traditional drawing room interior which is still in use today we need not look any further than the South Drawing Room at Althorp. Read more

Categories: Althorp | Inspiration