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Victorian Decor: About Antique Beds

If the public rooms of the Victorian home were all show, the private rooms—most particularly the bedrooms—were sanctuaries. Although bedrooms … Continue reading

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How to Select a Chandelier for your Victorian Bathroom

The 19th-century belief that chandeliers were only appropriate in the parlor, dining room or living room is archaic. Today, chandeliers … Continue reading

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The Edwardian Country House: 2 Styles You’ll Love

If you think of the Edwardian era merely as the nine-year bridge between Victoria’s death and the Great War, think … Continue reading

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How to Cut Clutter in Gilded Age Style Displays

Want to find fresh ways to display your Victorian antiques and reproductions without cluttering your rooms? Learn how with Impressions … Continue reading

This is where Benjamin and Mary-Anne Disraeli slept. There is a commode in the corner and bathing equipment in front of the fire. The room contains many portraits of the Victorian Royal family - they were gifts from Queen Victoria. (Photo: Susie Kearley)

Victorian Bedroom Decor: Get the Look

Recreate Mary-Anne Disraeli’s Victorian bedroom decor in your own home with these 4 iconic 1860s elements. 1. Carpet: Mary-Anne’s secret … Continue reading

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