Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Victorian treasure

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event at a house which is stuck in time; 1898 to be precise, the last time anything had been changed. While these rooms feel dark and heavy to many of this today, at the time they were safe and warm. Not just the wealth of the owners is on display, but they also show how far industrialization had taken our society.
The little girl's room had dolls set out for a tea party which was pretty charming (although reminded me a bit of a horror movie!).The servant's dining room in the basement showed the heavy German influence of the family.
While it may seem overwhelming as a whole, if you narrow in on details one is struck by how every piece has been paid attention to; Pretty extraordinary!
The ceiling in the front salon was particularly pretty. I'll be offline for the holiday but will be back next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

Kwana said...

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the peek inside.

sandrajonas.com said...

Have a fabuous holiday! love those dark mysterious Victorians.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Aha! I know you've been spending time with the Fricks of Pittsburgh and New York!

Have a happy, enjoyable Thanksgiving.

pve design said...

Happy Turkey to you! Hope your visit to your parent's is nice. Sorry to spot that your Father is in the hospital.
my kindest regards-
pve

24 Corners said...

When done right...the Victorians most definitely knew how to combine so many gorgeous items and archetecural details together so that all flowed seamlessly and beautifully as one. I love the look and the warmth...

Happy Thanksgiving wishes...
xo J~

Michael said...

A veritable time machine -- well worth capturing for your blog! (Glad they let you take photos.)
Happy Thanksgiving, Stefan.

Hels said...

I am with Michael - a cool moment frozen in time!

What is on the walls - complex wall paper? or patterns and plaques applied by hand?

Style Odyssey said...

beautiful. i like the rich, dark decor from that period.

Anonymous Adventurer said...

Oh what a splendid home! Renaissance Revival style, I guess? It is beautiful.

La Petite Gallery said...

I really liked this tour. Very interesting,best wishes to you
hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

yvonne

24 Corners said...

Oooooh, I just saw that I had invented a new way of spelling "architectural"! What do you think, will it stick? :/