Allen and James | European Styled Grandover Estate


A repeat client of ours contacted Allen & James Interior Design seeking a comfortable gathering room where they could entertain guests. We eagerly began conceptualizing the room based on the needs of our client. We knew that we needed to select large-scale furnishings to accommodate a long, spacious room with high ceilings, but we wanted to create an intimate space where the homeowners could also curl up and relax.

We took our clients to the High Point Furniture Market to see the newest introductions by Huntington House – a line that they truly enjoy and already have in their home. The sofa they selected was a 45″ deep sofa, with a serpentine shape. This particular sofa would provided the perfect depth and weight for the room, while seating several people comfortably. They also wanted a cozy chair for watching television, so we  recommended they use deep swivel chairs upholstered in a mohair fabric with leather trim, for a more sophisticated look.



We created the richness and warmth they desired, by selecting tables for the gathering room, that have an English pub feel with dark chocolate tones.  The Peshwar rug from Afghanistan anchors the room and provides the acquired look of collectiveness that our clients wanted for their space.


A beautiful sunflower painting was an existing piece that the homeowners wanted to incorporate, and it now hangs over an elegant John Richard sideboard. We selected additional artwork, finding the perfect piece for above the sofa that gives the room a slightly edgy, European feel. John Richard lamps and benches from Emerson et Cie were also new additions. The window treatments  we designed for the room adds the last bit of drama, and manages to incorporate the remote controlled shades for easy access from any location.



In the dining room, the homeowners wanted to keep their burgundy walls, so we selected timeless dining furniture from Lorts upholstered in neutral fabrics to complement the wall color, and added John Richard accessories.


bedroom curts

Despite their love of European influences, the homeowners wanted a more spa-like feel in the bedroom with soft, timeless colors that would be classical but with a modern flare. The chandelier they selected brings a wonderful sense of glamour to the space that makes it feel even more special.


We had a fantastic time working with these clients and are proud to say that we could once again provide “Service with Style”.


Allen & James Interior Design
Stephanie James
Patti Allen

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