Two ornately decorated coffee tables are the centerpiece of this contemporary Victorian sitting room. Neutral colors offset the highly decorative room, filled with bouquets of flowers and carved candle holders, to offer a more contemporary take on Victorian design.
With a chic and refined appearance, this dining room pulls in a mostly contemporary look with touches of Victorian design. The luxurious gold and crystal chandelier, floor-to-ceiling window treatments and sideboard mirror represent the defining features of traditional design while using the table, accessories and area rug to deliver a contemporary look.
A contemporary take on a victorian style headboard sets an elegant tone in this lovely, contemporary bedroom. Lime green curtains add an unexpected pop of color next to a simple, black and white lamp in this crisp and clean space.
Classic marble flooring and an antique side table blend beautifully with a freestanding soaker tub in this Victorian-meets-contemporary master bath. A cafe curtain-inspired window treatment adds privacy and casual flair. Keeping the upper part of the window bare means the homeowners are able to show off the Victorian home's original curved millwork.
The unique curved footprint of this room is a hallmark of its Victorian architecture, while its decor is spare and modern. The design team and homeowners updated the kitchen, baths and living spaces in this classic Victorian house to function well for a 21st-century family.
Contemporary and historic collide in this gorgeous, Victorian New Orleans home. Large, vintage inspired mirrors bounce natural light around and reflect the scenery from the french quarter just outside.
Layers of textures and colors through sofa pillows creates a cozy, feminine space in this contemporary living room. Two large pieces of artwork anchor the pretty, neutral sofa that sits against the wall. An eclectic vignette on the coffee table ties the muted colors of the room together.
This room screams traditional style with its raised-panel walls, crown molding, high ceiling and ornate chandelier. But the floral plates hung on the wall, blue settees and matching chesterfield sofas give the space a fun contemporary twist.
A traditional home with a carved wood staircase has a modern white console housing contemporary sculptures. A Victorian-era chandelier in gold is a focal piece, while gallery walls leading up the stairway add dimension to the space.
Designer Lisa Bakemis chose contemporary inset bookshelves to counterbalance the roundness of the cove ceilings and turret windows of this Victorian home. An updated midcentury modern table and chairs and eclectic accents also create an updated sophistication to the space.
A sleek wood desk faces two floor-to-ceiling windows and looks out to spectacular french quarter views in this contemporary New Orleans living room. A vintage inspired desk chair adds some charm fitting for this Victorian home filled with history.
This traditional bedroom has a timeless look about it. The intricate headboard and footboard bring the feeling of the Victorian era to the space; however, the harshness of the Victorian style is softened by the wispy white linens that adorn the bed. A window to the left of the space allows tons of natural light to flow into the room, further softening the look of the space and reflecting off the white walls and antique silver picture frames and traditional gold lamp. The more contemporary additions of the canvas curtains and chair help to blend the Victorian style with one that is more updated, giving this space a timeless quality.
A custom Roman shade blends with the wall's soft gray hue, giving the illusion of added space in this restful bedroom. In this room as throughout the home, contemporary touches mix with classic details. The renovated Victorian house has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family.
Contemporary, modern, Greek revival and victorian styles meet together to create a regal, eclectic home entry and foyer. The doors have an amazing impact, and feature softly arched top lines, wrought iron and glass to allow in the light. Another special element is the beautifully tiled floor in a circular pattern, which echoes the curved lines in the room.
Although not typically known for having a minimalistic look, this Victorian-style dining room avoids accessories, patterns and over-the-top fixtures. However, the rich wood furnishings, antique grandfather clock and ornate clawfoot dining set deliver a genuine view of the era with a contemporary edge.
Strong craftsman furniture, including an armoire and a Victorian-inspired buffet, balances the built-in fireplace surround and creates a warm, traditional aesthetic that is comfortably offset by a contemporary glass dining table and sleek red chairs. Updated yet traditional wallpaper adds a subtle pattern to the dining room and plays off the shape of the inverted umbrella chandelier.
The shared public space at Smithfield Cottage makes use of the home's original design features like an ornate Chinoiserie wooden mantel that includes two nooks for lamps. Asian details were a common motif in the Victorian era, with the opening of China and Japan to the West, and designer Glenn Wallace has played up that historic feature in contemporary Asian elements throughout the home.