To complete the facade, Victorian architect Edward Buckton Lamb removed the Georgian stucco to reveal the original mid-18th-century red brick. (Photo: Susie Kearley)

Victorian Decor Inspiration: Hughenden Manor, Part 2

Hughenden Manor, the former Buckinghamshire home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, has changed very little since he entertained Queen … Continue reading

Edward Buckton Lamb (1805-1869), a Scottish architect dismissed by some of his contemporaries as a “rogue Gothic Revivalist,” is now praised for his innovative floorplans, rooflines, gutters and choice of materials. With Lamb’s added Gothic decorative battlements, Hughenden Manor’s roof recalls the extravagant splendor of James Wyatt’s Fonthill Abbey and Ashridge Park. To complete the façade, Lamb removed the Georgian stucco to reveal the original mid-18th century red brick. --by Elaine K. Phillips (Photo: Susie Kearley)

Victorian Decor Inspiration: Hughenden Manor, Part 1

There’s nothing like a trip to Buckinghamshire, UK, to get a flavour of Victorian England. Former British Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

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Get Victorian Style with Authentic Lace Curtains, Part 3

The most frequent question asked by those contemplating hanging Victorian style lace in their homes is, “How much lace do … Continue reading

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Get Victorian Style with Authentic Lace Curtains, Part 2

When searching for an artist to create an Eastlake lace pattern, Dan Cooper of Cooper’s Cottage Lace went immediately to … Continue reading

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Get Victorian Style with Authentic Lace Curtains, Part 1

There was something missing in the lives of those enamored with the Victorian style of 1870-1890 homes–a lace curtain pattern … Continue reading

Find style inspiration from a three-dimensional, die-cut Easter card (circa 1900-1910). (Photo: Barbara Johnson, Ph.D.)

Homemade Victorian Easter Crafts

Bright and colorful, springtime Victorian traditions merge into period-style decorations we can enjoy today.     The Victorians were fascinated … Continue reading

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Easy-Care Plants for Your Victorian Decor

Cultivate a Victorian vibe with these favorite houseplants from the nineteenth-century. Love Victorian decor but don’t want to shell out … Continue reading

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How to Make a Steampunk Time Capsule

Now that you’ve learned all about how Steampunk books and films became Neo-Victorian design, get in on the fun by creating your … Continue reading

"Steamers" enjoying the annual Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey, in 2012; to learn more, visit www.steampunkworldsfair.com (Photo courtesy of The Steampunk World's Fair).

Neo-Victorian Design: Steampunk Fashion, Art and Decor

  Steampunk design adds whimsy to Victorian decor. If you wonder what we mean by “Steampunk,” click here to learn … Continue reading

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Neo-Victorian Design: Meet Steampunk

In this series of posts, discover how a literary genre became a Neo-Victorian design style.     Combine DIY enthusiasm … Continue reading