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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

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

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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

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Home Restoration: DIY Wooden Window Repair Guide

Your Victorian home’s original windows are more than just a noteworthy aesthetic feature—they’re also a vulnerable but important part of … Continue reading

Once part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, Woodlawn was nearly destroyed by an 1896 hurricane—but not this time. Carefully maintained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Woodlawn suffered only minor landscape damage due to Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: Woodlawn in 2003 by William Thornton, image public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Victorian Home Restoration: Why Keep Wooden Windows

Contractor Hank Handler was finishing up “routine maintenance” on the original windows at Woodlawn, an 1805 home in Alexandria, Virginia, … Continue reading