Here are some images of ladies' parlors that I found online and the ideas I'm getting from each one:
I'd like to do something similar with the window treatments, mainly the way the drapes meet in the center of each window while being gently drawn. If I can find a way to afford it, I like how the valance (?) conceals the curtain rods.
This parlor has a very clear color theme, and I like that. The parlor at 527 Holloway will not be this ornate, but hopefully I can still create a stylish space.
I'm a fan of light and bright. This room is gorgeous but, seeing as I have kids, I doubt I would have a white parlor! I like how this has all single chairs and the tables are low .
Here is one way I could create a conversational area--in the bay. I'll also have a piano in our parlor so a nook like this could create different functional spaces within the one room.