I really admired the photos printed a few weeks ago in a Globe and Mail story on designer Alexandra MacDonald's home in Stratford, Ontario. MacDonald is an interior decorator and the owner of Quimby Chadwick Designs.
As the article mentions, the 19th century house originally had deep purple, wall-to-wall carpeting and had an overall dark feeling. You would never know by looking at the photos now! These rooms are filled with light and are so warm and inviting!
My favourite is the beautiful archway in the living room!