Photo: Eric Striffler

6 Tips for Dramatic Victorian Decor

Get inspired to revamp your vision of your Victorian decor with Patty Bieglow’s 6 tips for dramatic style. 1. “Do … Continue reading

Georgian style left its mark on Dublin with the city's famous brightly-painted "Dublin doors." (Photo: Thinkstock).

Welcome the Royal Baby with a Crash Course in Georgian Style

Can’t get enough of the royal baby craze? Neither can we here at Victorian Homes magazine. So join us in welcoming His … Continue reading

Balloon shades give a subtle feminine touch to the living room with elegant draping and dangling tassels.  The chinoiserie side table adds a unique, Chinese flair to the home’s subtle hues (Photo: Eric Striffler).

6 Tips to Victorian Style on a Budget

With its subtle Victorian style, Patty Bigelow’s 1892 home is casual yet traditional for an elegant modern lifestyle–and believe it … Continue reading

The entrance to the Imperial Hotel, built in in Torquay in1866.

Victorian Decor Inspiration from Agatha Christie, Part 1

Ever read an Agatha Christie novel and wonder where she got her ideas? While her stories appeared in her head … Continue reading

In the form of size and height contrasts, dramatic flair reigns in the dining room, from the floral arrangements to the wall hangings (Photo: Eric Striffler).

A Victorian Dining Room fit for Dramatic Entertaining

When you step into Patty Bigelow’s Victorian dining room for the first time, the antique French furniture transports you to … Continue reading

This elaborately carved vase, which Lieutenant Edward Babson Babbit appears to have given to his friend Sarah Frances Loring as a wedding gift in 1834, was made of wood taken from the USS "Constitution." After becoming the first American vessel to defeat a British ship in the War of 1812, "Old Ironsides" underwent a complete overhaul in 1833. Much of the wood removed during the renovation went to create objects like this vase to commemorate the ship's historic victories.

Peek Inside the Smithsonian’s Archive of Victorian Collectibles

If you’re curious about the history of ordinary objects, you’ll want to add the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American … Continue reading


5 Steps to Design a New-Build Victorian Home

If you plan to design a new-build Victorian home, you’ll face three problems: first, how to capture the essence of … Continue reading

Photo: Melinda Graham

How to Create a Victorian-style Sunroom in Your Home

Recreate a Victorian sunroom in your home–no matter its era or style. A sign of wealth in the Victorian era, … Continue reading

Beside an antique wicker chair stands a precious garden statue of a little boy. The lace tablecloth flows over the arm of the chair, creating a lovely balance of hard and soft textures. (Photo: Melinda Graham)

17 Must-Haves for a Victorian-style Summer Tea Party

In the mid-1880’s, the English adapted the idea of the Dutch tea tavern to private and public garden tea gatherings. … Continue reading


A Victorian 4th of July at the Sea: The Bathing Dress

This 4th of July, many families will flock to the seaside for a fun-filled day of sandcastles, sunbathing and surfing. … Continue reading