The Grace of Downton Abbey

drawingroom_Downton abbey

Get out the silver and steep the tea. Let’s chat about the Grantham and Crawley families over scones. Have you caught Downton Abbey, the PBS drama set in a gorgeous Edwardian country house during the 1920s? Whether it’s to enjoy the delicious drama of their lives or to soak in television’s most elegant setting, Downton Abbey is a guilt-free pleasure … it’s PBS after all!

While you might not have the official title of Lord or Lady, you can still bring a little Downton into each of your rooms with some of the fine pieces from Art Van Furniture.


Accent Chair

Start with an accent chair. Furniture was certainly functional during the Edwardian time, but decorative value definitely took precedence. Our Eloise Chair instantly adds class to your room. The carved wood has braiding detail for interest, and the two-patterned fabric application is very sophisticated. A pair near the fireplace will be divine.

eloise chair


Dining Room

Dinner at Downton is a formal affair. One doesn’t simply show up, one arrives. Create an aura of elegance at your next gathering with our Grandover Collection. In rich dark cherry finish, the heirloom quality suite will set the stage for thoughtful conversation.


Writing Desk

Before there was text messaging, Facebook or Twitter, there was the writing desk. It’s where you composed a note to your true love or penned a scathing letter to your foe, sealing it with your wax stamp. The Heritage Hill Writing Desk would do the trick, with its hand-painted leaf and scroll design. Poison pen not included.

heritage hill desk

Canopy Bed

Dreams in Downton are best enjoyed beneath the shelter of a canopy bed. No need for a compelling script, a warm and inviting canopy bed creates drama in a room all on its own. Our Olivia Canopy is regal as well as romantic, with fluted columns and gold and marble accents. It includes the silk-look canopy fabric, and is available in queen and king sizes.

canopy bed


In the parlor or in the study, an Old World rug set a stately tone underfoot. The rich palette of our Kharma Rug appears to be delicately aged to create an authentic period look. The classic style will bring warmth to your room for many years to come.

kharma rug


Finally, even in a beautiful setting like Downton, residents dream of travel. What better way to make plans than by spinning the globe. Perfect for a study or den, our tabletop version will transport you around the world and back … if you choose.

downton globe

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