The grey grasscloth wall with warm wood trim, a soft pretty rug, & lovely furniture make this an inviting space to read or relax. Notice the chandelier shades- that "touch of black" that many people feel adds to a room.
Aged wood finishes and oil-rubbed bronze metals project an old-world patina. But a little bit of airy contrast will keep the look from going heavy. Here, mirrored surfaces, modern acrylic resin, and an airy color palette do the trick. White walls prevent the look from becoming bulky.