A Reader’s Victorian House

Vashti's House

Vashti’s House

One of the reasons I started a blog in the first place is so that I would have a way to communicate with people. I have sent out newsletters in one form or another for 17 years but they were all so one – sided. I never knew if people read them or whether I was just talking to ghosts.

Well. thanks to blogging I have made many new friends and I have had the chance to see pictures of some absolutely wonderful homes. Many readers contact me by email – although it would help the ranking of my blog if I could have the responses directly on my blog. (Hint hint…smile)Have a look at the picture on the left. Vashti in Virginia sent this picture to me after I wrote the article on historic colour. What a lovely home and what a lovely setting. It truly is picture perfect. I especially like the way the rose colour of the flowers that grow in profusion in the front of the house is part of the colour scheme of the house. That is a very important element in the design of the exterior of your house.Have plants that repeat the colour of the outside of your house.Vashi is not afraid of colour inside either. This is what she had to say about her house: “The outside is painted robin’s egg blue with pink and white trim. Most people refer to it as the dollhouse. The dining room was painted barn red with cream trim. There are dark green satin curtains with lace on them for the spring/summer. In the winter I put up dark green velvet curtains.” Good work Vashti!

2 responses to “A Reader’s Victorian House

  1. Love the idea of having summer and winter curtains. I think I’ll use that idea in our Victorian house dining room. The window treatments now are lace panels topped with a Victorian-style valances made of parlor drapery fabric. Thick window coverings would make the room cozy for winter. And I probably can use the same lace panels and valances with the heavy draperies.

    • Yes – layering is an easy way to change the look of a room and Victorians were very fond of changing a room according to the seasons.

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