Decorating A Victorian House

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  • In the United Kingdom, and former British colonies, a Victorian house generally means any house built during the reign of Queen Victoria.
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  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
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  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
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Victorian House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book
Victorian House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book
Whether you wish to restore a period Victorian house, or simply recreate the intimate splendour of the period, this comprehensive book will show you how. Drawing on original catalogue material, Victorian House Style features many specially commissioned colour photographs of modern 'Victorian' interiors. This material helps shed light on the many artistic influences on Victorian style, and provides a pictorial social history of domestic life at the end of the 19th century. After looking at the development of the Victorian house and the main architectural styles that evolved, further chapters examine the design potential of the various structural features. The author looks at doors and windows, halls and staircases, cornices and ceiligs. Victorian style in individual rooms, from living rooms and kitchens to bathrooms and bedrooms is also explored in detail. Together with the facade and the garden, these rooms are examined in terms of how they would have been then, and how that look can be recreated now by using a combination of contemporary artefacts and modern reproduction furniture and fittings. Taking into account the requirements of the modern-day home, this book offers both practical advice and inspiration which will enable you to strike your own balance between Victorian style and twentieth-century living.

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Granny's Victorian House AKA Morrison House Landmark #57
Granny's Victorian House AKA Morrison House Landmark #57
My grandparents once lived in this Victorian house in Ventura, Ca. The house used to be located on Ventura Avenue (The Avenue) and was moved near City Hall several years ago and renovated. The bottom story is an addition to the house after it was moved. When my grandparents lived in the house back in the 70's and early 80's it was said to be abt. 110 years old and was originally larger until a fire burned down parts of the house long before they moved in. Back then the house was painted solid white, had a half circle driveway in the front yard, and a stone wishing well planter in the side yard. Inside were two fireplaces, one being in the master bedroom, and both fireplaces were decorated with period tiles and elaborate wooden mantels. Upstairs two of the bedrooms featured separate dressing areas and tinny-tiny closets. The top front window was my grandma and grandpa's bedroom and I remember the front window bench was really cool to set out our dolls and stuffed animals. I remember the kitchen having solid wood countertops that weren't really conducive for sharp knives and hot pots and pans! Throughout the downstairs, were solid heavy wooden sliding double doors. The best feature in my opinion as a young girl was the dumb waiter! The very top half-circular stained glass window was the attic and it was loaded with antiques from the owner who was an elderly lady who lived in Ojai, Ca. After my grandpa passed away, my grandma moved to a smaller one-storey house nearby. Incidentally, Grandpa passed away quietly inside this house. Here's a little something I found on the place: "John C. Morrison was the first owner of this property, which was built in 1880. Located at 331 Poli Street, this two-and-a-half story vernacular Victorian farmhouse features a prominent tower and a profusion of Eastlake details. The detailed porch frieze combines spindle and spool decoration with cutout stick work. The two story slanted bay window on the south side of the house is divided by decorative shingles, which also appear under the main roofline. In 1985 the house was cut horizontally when it was moved from its original location, at 1785 N. Ventura, to 320 W. Main Street to undergo restoration before being relocated to 331 Poli Street."
Doodle Art Victorian House Coloring Page Poster
Doodle Art Victorian House Coloring Page Poster
This tremendous Doodle Art ® "Victorian House" coloring page poster by Stacey Tandberg in 1989 is definitely one of our favorite posters and makes for hours & hours of family coloring fun! The huge Doodle Art ® “Victorian House” poster is four stories of intricately decorated dollhouse, all showcasing an old Victorian house full of every imaginable item to color in. The theme of Victorian House coloring poster is a big, beautiful, Victorian house that’s mostly a cut away view on all four floors. A cool octagonal tower with three windows sits to the left of the rooftop, next to a smoking chimney under a rainbow sky. The children’s playroom with rocking horse and the little girl’s bedroom, with baby stroller and a cute canopy bed, are in the loft. The highly detailed DoodleArt ® Victorian House poster has all your favorite household objects to color in and you’ll spend hours doing that with this crazy poster! There are intricate wallpapers, carpets, dressers, mirrors, plants, a sewing room, a dining room with cabinets on a checkered floor. Next to the dining room is the living room, with a big grand piano, bookcase, more funky wallpaper, carpets and a collie lying by the fireside atop a tiger skin rug. The main floor has Granny embroidering and sharing afternoon tea with a friend, under a deer head and mirror next to an antique writing desk. The beautiful covered verandah and welcoming doorway entrance sit to the left of a young couple holding hands on a swinging loveseat. The bottom of the Victorian House coloring page has a picket fence naturally, with a stone walkway where a dog plays with his ball and a kitty rests on the step. The Doodle Art ® “Victorian House” coloring poster is sure to be a hit with almost everyone, with its many rooms it’s a great family art project as everyone can color in their favorite room!

decorating a victorian house
decorating a victorian house
Victorian Dolls' House Projects: A Day in the Life
Take a tour through the miniature Victorian house?from the hustle and bustle of the basement kitchen, the impressive hallway, to the grand dining room and comfortable parlor?and make projects for every room. Using basic tools and materials, beginners will enjoy crafting the waxed sugar dome and dressing table set, while for the more experienced miniaturist there is the challenge of a traveling trunk or four-poster bed. Each project is accompanied by historical information, providing a real insight into the lives of the Victorians to help bring your dolls’ house to life.