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Downton Abbey: Get the look

Downton Abbey: Get the look Author: Style At Home

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Downton Abbey: Get the look

Fans of Downton Abbey set their PVRs for all the drama and plot twists that the runaway hit show serves up, but design lovers tune in for the drool-worthy interiors. Set in England at the turn of the 20th century, Downton Abbey beautifully showcases the decadent Edwardian design throughout the grand manor. Pastels, velvets, tassels and shapely furniture act as more than just the backdrop for the cast – they act as main characters for decorating aficionados.

To get the refined look of the Grantham family’s beautiful estate, try adding a few of these items to your home’s decor.
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Four-poster bed
There’s little more elegant in a bedroom than a four-poster bed and it seems that every stylish boudoir at the Abbey houses one. Try a more contemporary romantic bedroom look in your own home with this distressed iron canopy bed. Restoration Hardware, $775. downtownabbey-pastel-paint2.jpg
Pastel paint
Pastels were all the rage in the Edwardian era, and Downton Abbey has no lack of the pale hues. Paint your walls a pretty peach to bring the look of the estate into your own home. Farrow & Ball, $88 US per gallon. downtownabbey-chandelier.jpg
Ornate chandelier
Electricity was the newest fad in Edwardian households, and gone were the days of a home lit entirely by candles and gas lamps. Recreate the elegant lighting from Downton in your dining room or foyer with an eye-catching chandelier like this Rococo iron and crystal beauty. Restoration Hardware, $1275. downtownabbey-jonathan-adler-chi.jpg
Chippendale dining chair
Anyone enjoying a meal at the Downton dining table would find themselves seated in a stylish Chippendale chair. For your own Downton-inspired dining look, go for a set or mix it up with caned chairs at the head and foot of the table. Jonathan Adler, $495 US. downtownabbey-cookware.jpg
Copper cookware
The Abbey itself is the real showstopper of the program, and although the servants’ quarters may seem dowdy in comparison to the rest of the estate, there are still some fabulous items to use in your own space. Copper cookware shines on the shelves in the Downton kitchen, and this French-made 10-piece set is perfect for the avid cook. Williams-Sonoma , $1,400.
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Tufted seating
You’ll see tufts galore throughout each of the rooms in Downton, whether on occasional chairs or velvet sofas. This plump chair has all the curves of Edwardian seating, but comes in a modern, dark denim colourway to blend in seamlessly with your home’s decor. Anthropologie , $1,498.
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Mirrored candle sconce
Even though the newly electric chandeliers are a focal point at Downton, the candlelit mirror sconces in the servants’ quarters offer an understated elegance. This oval mirror features a weathered glass and can hold a tapered candle for an authentic Edwardian look. Anthropologie , $228. downtownabbey-oriental-rug.jpg
Oriental rug
Highly polished oak wood floors covered with a large-scale oriental rug in rich hues was a popular flooring choice in the Edwardian era. This handmade Persian-style rug would look great beneath a dining table or living room vignette. Pottery Barn , from $217.
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Taper candlesticks
An elegant table setting is the standard at Downton, and who says you can’t add the classic style to your own dining table? At your next dinner party, bring out the candles and these cast aluminum tapers for a formal look. West Elm, from $31. downtownabbey-pillows2.jpg
Embroidered pillows
Lady Grantham is often seen at leisure with her needlework and the embroidered fabric can also be spotted on the toss cushions throughout the Abbey. Give your living room a pretty pattern with these floral throw pillows. KLUpholstery on Etsy, $100.
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