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


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 (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


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

There has been a house on this spot since the Jacobean era. But Witley Court as we know it today wasn't built until 1805, when the third Lord Foley hired architect John Nash to reconstruct the baroque building with grand porticoes. About 50 years later, Samuel Daukes was hired to "modernize" the house, complete with the Italianate look popular at the time. Left neglected throughout the Edwardian era, the estate suffered a terrible fire in 1937 that left it in ruins. Several of the house's paintings and the estate's church survived and are now protected by English Heritage. To learn more, visit

Edwardian Style: Get Inspired!

Can’t get enough of Julian Fellowes’ “Downton Abbey”? In our recently-released spring issue, we promised a list of  books and TV … Continue reading

Look for primitive pieces that share structural characteristics with your favorite Victorian ones. Remember to keep it simple: Create an earthy and refined mood by using just a few select, practical pieces.

Simple but Stylish Primitive Decor

You know a “primitive” chair or table when you see one—whether an authentic antique or a reproduction fashioned in the … Continue reading

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The Doctors House Gets a Restoration for Christmas

When the Doctors House in Glendale, California, was set for demolition in 1977, city residents rallied long and hard to … Continue reading

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Discover Christmas at the Doctors House

The Doctors House Museum in Glendale, California, is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the many people … Continue reading

Set designer Gerard Marin decorated the dining room with understated elegance; entries and doorways were often swaged in this manner. The home boasts a beautiful collection of lamps, including the hurricane and hanging lamps seen here. The small table next to the banister is covered with an antique silk doily featuring hand-stitched, white-on-white embroidery.

A Holiday House with Victorian Flair

Built sometime between 1887 and 1897, The Doctors House is one of only two remaining Queen Anne Victorians in Glendale, … Continue reading

Photo by Jaimee Itagaki.

A Victorian Christmas…Year-Round!

The phrase “home for the holidays” has been coined for very good reason; the flights are full in December and … Continue reading