Dark Drama: Black & Red

I love dark dramatic rooms. I especially love black and red together. Our family room has black and red, with touches of old gold things from India and Southeast Asia to brighten it up a bit.

I love the drama of these things together …

Silver embroidered Egyptian Assuit textile from the 1920s:

Egyptian Assuit Textile

A red lacquered Chinese chair from Christies:

Red Lacquered Chinese Chair via Christies

Maharaja tile from the Silk Road Collection from New Ravenna Mosaics:

Silk Road Collection Tile from New Ravenna Mosaics

A 19th century Portuguese bed from Christies:

Late 19th Century Portuguese Ebonized Bed from Christies

An Indian Tanjore painting via Triveda:

Indian Tanjore Painting via Triveda

A 19th century red lacquered Chinese cabinet via 1st dibs:

Red Lacquer Chinese Cabinet via 1st dibs

Hardware on Red Chinese Cabinet via 1st dibs

A textile from Nagaland:

Nagaland Textile

None of these things are shy. They are all very strong. And they’re from cultures all over the world. That’s what I love about them all together.

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