The entire sunroom was painted the same neutral color to effectively make the traditional art collection stand out. The Victorian floor tile is a focal point, so smaller sisal rugs were specified for the seating areas.
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.
The elegant curves of cove ceilings and turret windows, along with exquisite pillars and moldings, retain the authentic Victorian sophistication of this living space, while an Art Nouveau chandelier, wingback chairs, yin yang table and assorted eclectic accessories add a more modern bohemian look. Design by Lisa Bakemis.
Patterned wood flooring, heavy hanging drapes and luxurious gold details create a Victorian dream in this Paris dining room. Cabinet lighting and glass shelves make display dishes shine while natural light from the large window floods the room to accent the attention to detail in this lavish design.
The marble finish throughout this space creates lovely movement traveling through the hallway. Four brown accent columns echo the sun design centered in the flooring. Built in shelves display beautiful art perfect for completing the sophisticated design.
Design details give a victorian feel to the style of this living room. A burgundy sofa and wood chair feature high back rests while a padded chaise redistributes length with a short back and long leg rest. Heavy decor elements such as the motel art, mirror frame and plant pot add weight to the design.
A beautiful French armoire is balanced by matching benches and framed intaglio art in this victorian bedroom. Mirrored doors add to the spacious feel of the design. Neutral, textured bed linens add style to the calm, neutral tones. A chandelier with hanging crystals add a soft glow and finishes the room.
A colorful striped runner, playful art and a mod take on traditional damask wallpaper show this updated Victorian home's personality right from the front entryway. A traditional wood banister features period detailing.
The client loves to entertain, so a built-in bar is located next to their dining room space, and a custom fabricated illuminates above. As a nod to the Victorian architecture, a vintage mirror and antique art piece finish the design.
Fun black and white floor tiles and modern art add spunk to this functional mudroom. The space was added as a spot for the family to store its coats, shoes and backpacks. Pops of bright yellow in the art and lighting stand out against the white walls, trim and ceiling. The window is a reproduction based on an original window design seen elsewhere in the Victorian home.
Known for his artistic meditations on Africa and the West, artist Yinka Shonibare created this dollhouse to comment upon his dual identity. Shinobare was born in England but lived for much of his youth in Nigeria and attended art school and now lives in London. This dollhouse is a replica of the 1872 Victorian town house where Shonibare lives in the East End of London. BUY IT: $450
In this design featured on HGTV's Color Splash, a classic Victorian dining room gets a novel makeover that combines modern and antique pieces. This eclectic dining room boasts orange walls and a bright blue sideboard that tie in with the colors in the art work selected. A fireplace with adjacent firewood and wine storage sits to one side of the room. Playful decorative items grace the rustic wood dining table, which is also accompanied by plexiglass chairs.
Part of the Savannah College of Art and Design's revitalization of downtown Savannah began with the school's founding in 1978 under the direction of president Paula Wallace (learn more about SCAD's history and Wallace's role in founding the arts college at SCADstory, the new interactive exhibition that debuted in spring 2019) has been reclaiming historic buildings. The meticulously restored 1888 Victorian mansion in the Queen Ann style Smithfield Cottage in downtown Savannah is a guest house for SCAD guests (Salma Hayek and Derek Lam have stopped in while in town), and is a billboard for SCAD's creative side. The home is filled with artwork by SCAD alums and Paula Wallace's designer husband and SCAD grad Glenn Wallace has integrated Asian elements and historic touches at Smithfield to create a sublime blend of the contemporary and the timeless in this beautiful home.