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:
A red lacquered Chinese chair from Christies:
Maharaja tile from the Silk Road Collection from New Ravenna Mosaics:
A 19th century Portuguese bed from Christies:
An Indian Tanjore painting via Triveda:
A 19th century red lacquered Chinese cabinet via 1st dibs:
A textile from Nagaland:
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.