BOSTON-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER Duncan Hughes was fascinated with the Dark Nostalgia design movement when he decorated this Brookline family room. The philosophy, a reaction against the prefab forms and plastic pieces celebrated in the mid to late 20th century, instead gravitates toward colors and materials used prior to mass production — rich velvets, polished woods, and hand-forged metals. While Hughes maintains this is by no means a Victorian room, he incorporated nods to the preindustrial era. The result is thrilling for its dusky drama but thoroughly family-friendly and ideal for modern-day living.
A Brookline living room, designed by Duncan Hughes, incorporates clever nods to the pre-Industrial era.
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