Home Design Victorian Style
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Homes of the Victorian Era were romantic, distinctive, and abundant with detail, from the fabrics and patterns to the colors and textures. Contemporary Victorian house design retains the traditional characteristics but uses more modern fabrics and colors. Traditional and contemporary can be combined nicely in these houses.
Love the traditional look of Victorian style homes? HGTV has beautiful pictures of Victorian style homes with inspirational room designs and makeover ideas.
The Victorian Home Decorating palette was actually quite sophisticated, with a particular emphasis on tertiary colors. Tertiary colors are those created by mixing equal amounts of primary and secondary colors. (See Choosing and Using Color in Your Home for more details.)
The Glessner House, Richardson's Chicago, Illinois design finished in 1887, not only influenced the Victorian-era styles of American architecture, but also the future work of American architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Take a look at a few ways to add Victorian color into any style of home: If you have a modern open floor plan, then consider painting individual accent walls to add Victorian drama to your home. If you live in a Victorian home, then take advantage of all those small rooms and paint them all a different hue.