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 Mark Tanner.

A Victorian Thanksgiving Dinner, Part 3: The Pie

Adapting one of her grandmother’s recipes, chef Vivian Heredia focuses on early winter fruits, persimmons and cranberries, for this delicious … Continue reading

Styled by Audrey and Vivian Heredia; photo by Mark Tanner.

A Victorian Thanksgiving Dinner, Part 2: Autumn Tea Punch

Here’s how to give your family a Victorian-style taste of fall.     Chef Heredia is known for utilizing natural, … Continue reading

Styled by Audrey and Vivian Heredia; photographed by Mark Tanner.

A Victorian Thanksgiving Dinner, Part 1: Decor

This fall, entertain your family with  Victorian-inspired elegance.       Vivian Heredia and her mother, Audrey, are award-winning preservationists … Continue reading

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How do I electrify a Victorian kerosene chandelier?

I recently purchased a kerosene-fueled Victorian chandelier at an auction. I love it because it looks perfect in our 1880s … Continue reading