How do you suggest I soften this behemoth to integrate it into the living room. It's so crazy ornate! I mean, for goodness sake, it's got carved columns and beveled glass.
Don't get me wrong! I'm not complaining. The fact that this 1898 original detail is still in our house is pretty amazing, and I would NEVER alter it in any way (take a breath Petch House and Christopher Bustah-Peck) but it is sooooooo not our style.