"Agatha Christie at Home" by Hillary Macaskill (Francis Lincoln Limited, 2009).

Victorian Decor Inspiration from Agatha Christie, Part 2

Agatha Christie’s Edwardian childhood home impacted her decor decisions for the rest of her life. While the rest of the … Continue reading

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Victorian Destinations: The Mount, Author Edith Wharton’s Home

Anyone who has built a beautiful home understands how Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton felt about the Mount, the house … Continue reading

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

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

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 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