VICTORIAN

VICTORIAN

….. The open space floor plan can be accented with heavy fabric window treatments, very intricately detailed furniture and oriental type carpets. Very elaborate curved cabinet styling with …

VICTORIAN

The Victorian Era is named after Queen Victoria of England and coincides with the introduction of the Industrial Revolution. The Victorian style that is typically seen in interiors today, especially on kitchen cabinets, is extremely detailed because of the preponderance of machine-made woodworking. It is dark, somber in color tones with heavy wood grains. The features on this style are floral patterns, lancet arched windows and leaded glass panes that create the intricately detailed themes popular in Victorian cabinets.

Heavy dark woods are used such as blackened Oak, walnut, satinwood or rosewood and mahogany. Raised panel doors, multiple panel doors, heavily stacked moldings and hand-carved appliques or inlays would be appropriate.

The hardware that can be used is polished brass, ceramic or marble inset with inlays. Countertops that can be used on a Victorian style kitchen are wood, marble, granite or ceramic tiles. You can consider 3” x 6” running bond brick backsplash and wainscot materials.

Colors that can be use are very dark with low intensity. They can be combined with olive green, black, burgundy and golden tones and can be placed together.

The floors are patterned. Vinyl, marble, limestone or terrazzo will work for recreating this style.

Walls can be of Exotic Oriental or historical themes on imported wall-coverings. Flocked silk and other heavy materials can be used.

Ceilings are typically painted and continue down the wall to a molding that was used to hang pictures so the hardware did not damage the wall covering.

The open space floor plan can be accented with heavy fabric window treatments, very intricately detailed furniture and oriental type carpets. Very elaborate curved cabinet styling with beveled glass used in mullion doors.