Photo: Roger Davies/Dazzling Design (Abrams)
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The key to working with dramatic colors—like the deep shade of Radiant Orchid in this dining room—is incorporating a few sparkling surfaces to keep the room from becoming too dark and...well...too purple. Here, Dazzling Design author Amanda Nisbet uses crystal chandeliers, a gold vase and a high-gloss lacquer table to reflect light and create a soft glow throughout the area. The effect is sultry; more Juliette Barnes's manor on' 'Nashville' 'than' 'Dark Shadows'' 'Collinwood Mansion.