This celebration of Victoriana invites readers to rediscover the sublime pleasures of that singularly opulent era. Lavish, ornate, and elegant, Victorian style was driven by the adage that “nothing should ever be done halfway.” Focusing on the details that characterize the Victorian aesthetic—from symmetrical arrangements to layered lace cover-ups—this beautifully illustrated guidebook encourages today’s decorators to embrace the bold stylings of a more extravagant age. Replete with suggestions for introducing royal touches to even the most modest home, the book includes directions for specific projects as well as a definitive directory of resources for Victorian decorating.
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Caroll Louise Shreeve
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The photos in this book are lovely and the flower arrangements are glorious. I quickly realized that British Victorian style in my tropical climate would be too cluttered, too crowded and too full of heavy, upholstered furniture. It would be wonderful in a cold, blustery climate. Nevertheless, I got hundreds of images and ideas that I can tone down and lighten up for my home.
The "easy-to-make projects" however, are totally unrealistic - how many people still know how to crochet and do tatting and have the time? Maybe the next time I'm stranded on a desert island, but nowadays .....Cuting down a bureau to make a mantle? Making a Victorian picnic basket? The Christmas decorations and foods, however, were wonderful (even if you'd never have time to do them unless you started in late September ...)- the photos look like Ebenezer and Tiny Tim will be coming through the door momentarily. Beautiful book, especially if taken in small doses.
The book is fully illustrated with wonderful pictures of kitchen wares, as well, as some hints on how to make your garden look fabulous. There are many ideas in the book that is worth doing, such as doing some etching, or perphaps,try out some needlework projects. In fact, this book shows what a typical victorian room would look like if you are interested about buying some victorian antiques. One of the interesting aspect of this book is that it is easy to read and the instructions are not hard to follow.
Really enjoyed the book. Pictures are quite lovely and brings you back to the Victorian Era. A real must have for anyone who enjoys living & entertaining in the Victorian style...
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