Fifth Avenue Style

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I’m glad to know that these interior design tips have been helpful to you. One question that I keep receiving is about historic homes that have heavy wall decorations, bold chandeliers, painted ceilings, continuous filigree and heavy wooden doors. Do you know the style I’m thinking of? Probably not. You don’t see much of it anymore. What I’m talking about, of course, is the Fifth Avenue style of home. I have been in the interior design business since…well, probably the time of the Fifth Avenue Style’s heyday (hmm, maybe not that long). I’ve seen just about every home style come and go and I’m here to help you with yours. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go! The Fifth Avenue style is a very old style. If you haven’t seen the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, you can get a glimpse into the origins of the Fifth Avenue style there. The Fifth Avenue style is marked by its heavy style and dense decorative choices. Not my favorite, but when it works it works. This is when you would utilize the French style furniture. Bold, heavy, ornate. The Fifth Avenue style has lost favor in the modern age- a decision that I can get behind. However, the Fifth Avenue style is gorgeous when properly utilized. If you are the rare breed that wants a Fifth Avenue style home, be prepared to pay a pretty penny for all of the custom furniture, painting, filigree and sculpting that will be necessary to make your historic house a Fifth Avenue style home!

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