Photo: Fernando Bengoecha

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The design equivalent of a vintage Cadillac or a Cartier watch, this room is solid—all tassels and florals and curved furniture in dark, polished wood. A touch of family pride: the silver-framed photographs.

A classic but unstuffy mix of things—like fine china, swagged curtains, silver trays and lamps with pleated silk shades—looks gently used, beautifully kept. Notice how the swirling leaves and flowers of the curtain fabric are echoed in the ginger jar, pale floral carpet, fresh lilies.