The Family Parlour. This room was intended as the principal living room of the house, although it was used as dining room for a period of time in the nineteenth century and would have featured at the heart of family occasions and gatherings.


The splendour of this room is testament to the restoration work conducted by The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust. Having been painted and gilded in the nineteenth century, the room was restored to its original off-white colour scheme, providing a calm backdrop to the newly restored vibrant yellow silk damask on the chairs, sofa and curtains. This bright original colour scheme brings light into the dark north-facing interior and features the same patterns found in the Blue Drawing Room and the Family Bedroom.

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