Inspired by the Down Town Association in Manhattan where Joanna Goddard was married, I put together a clubby, Anglophile room using only pieces available today on Craigslist, all for around $500.
Although I adore this look (Freemans Restaurant and Beekman's Hotel get it right, too) it's best when not taken too seriously.
If I were really designing this room, I would get a little cheeky and assemble a gallery wall of paint-by-number ships or regal pooches above the Chesterfield sofa.
Chinese red lacquered campaign cabinet ($50)...I would group orchids and blue and white Chinese porcelain on top of it.
Vintage green leather Chesterfield, the centerpiece of a clubby room ($200)
Vintage Persian rug, suitably faded and worn ($200)
Antique dresser ($100)...I would pile it with books and curiosities, maybe a ship-in-a-bottle and a lamp!
Antique Windsor chairs ($50)
A paint-by-number gallery wall example:
Dude. I kind of want this room.