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« on: August 14, 2009 09:19:31 AM »

My husband and I are getting ready to move into a huge victorian-style home. It has already been renovated a little, but we want to finish it out. It is a large house with gorgeous, hand-carved trim that is natural oak. It is full of awful wallpaper that is all coming down. It has a lot of old-time details we love, but our style is a lot more modern. We really want to keep the integrity of the home while still putting in a little bit of our style. Any ideas for combining the two styles?
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tomico
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 12:24:43 PM »

There is a neo victorian style you could look up that when redecorating. I personaaly love Victorian. There is also a movement that you probably read about that is called "steampunk" that is a hybridization of Victorian and technology. I found some really cool stuff at Ikea that gives a more modern take on things that are a bit more ornate.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39843735
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/14338

I took the legs painted them brass tone and added them to unfinished tables that I stained red mahogany.

With a little ingenuity you can create wonders.

Tomico
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