Afternoon Tea Party, Mary Cassatt. Source: Wikimedia Commons

What’s the Deal With Victorians and Tea?

Think Victorian Entertaining, and you likely think “tea party.” But just why, exactly, was tea and the rituals surrounding it … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 2

Want to restore your Victorian home’s historic curb appeal? In “How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1,” … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1

Many a Victorian home has been stripped of its once-charming character that came from its original millwork, porch details and … Continue reading


Victorian Decor Tips from Edith Wharton’s Home, The Mount

Authoress Edith Wharton grew up in upper class society—it’s said that her family inspired the phrase “keeping up with the … Continue reading

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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

Georgian style left its mark on Dublin with the city's famous brightly-painted "Dublin doors." (Photo: Thinkstock).

Welcome the Royal Baby with a Crash Course in Georgian Style

Can’t get enough of the royal baby craze? Neither can we here at Victorian Homes magazine. So join us in welcoming His … Continue reading

The entrance to the Imperial Hotel, built in in Torquay in1866.

Victorian Decor Inspiration from Agatha Christie, Part 1

Ever read an Agatha Christie novel and wonder where she got her ideas? While her stories appeared in her head … 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


5 Steps to Design a New-Build Victorian Home

If you plan to design a new-build Victorian home, you’ll face three problems: first, how to capture the essence of … 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