Luxurious fabrics and a striking palette of green wrap this dining room in a unique elegance - Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Anna & Alan Clark

In the strikingly green dining room, Anna Clark combines "the fancy and the not-so-fancy"--tempering silk curtains with bamboo shades. Curtain material is from the Silk Trading Company.

The Dinner-Locust; or Advantages of a Keen Scent', Charles Hunt after E. F. Lambert, c.1823; hand coloured etching and aquatint.- 1820s middle class dining room

The Regency Household: Protecting Carpets

The Dinner-Locust; or Advantages of a Keen Scent', Charles Hunt after E. Lambert, hand coloured etching and aquatint. Note the drugget under the table to protect the carpet and the hearth-rug, ditto.

The silk on the walls of the Blue Drawing Room is so faded that it is no longer blue and some of the furniture has been re-upholstered since this photograph was taken

Chatsworth House ~ The silk on the walls of the Blue Drawing Room is so faded that it is no longer blue .And it is still beautiful room

From the Bible of British Taste

Eloise and Will Palin live in an old house in Spitalfields. It was built for a Hugenot silk weaver in one of the refugees from religious persecution in France who colonised the area then, and it

In the dining room, a tapestry, of Scalamandré silk, with metal-threaded trims was created to unify a collection of Albrecht Drer engravings. Saint Mary Magdalene Before a Curtain Supported by Angels, circa 1525, is by the Master of the Parrot. Brass chandelier, H. M. Luther. Manuel Canovas chair silk.

In the dining room, a tapestry, of Scalamandré silk, with metal-threaded trims was created to unify a collection of Albrecht Drer engravings. *Saint Mary Magdalene Before a Curtain Supported by Angels*, circa is by the Master of the Parrot

Dining Room at Edgewater - Photo Credit: John M. Hall Photography

A portrait of Roper Donaldson, painted by Charles Robert Leslie in surveys the dining room at Edgewater, with its suite of Duncan Phyfe chairs all once owned by the Livingstons.

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