- From history ...
- Characteristic features of style
- Wall design
- Making floor
When the mind is transferred to the oldgood England, the first thing that comes to mind - a luxury most beautiful old palaces and castles of family.
From history ...
refined Victorian style that emerged in the second half of the XIX century, during the reign of Queen Victoria, has always stressed excellent aesthetic taste of the owner, as well as their respectability and stability in all areas of life.
It was during the reign of Queen Victoria bourgeoisie began to actively get richer thanks to the existing colonies and the rapid development of the industry, and as a result, she had a wonderful opportunity to surround themselves with expensive luxuries.The British began to travel a lot.In numerous trips, they come into contact with a variety of exotic cultures of the East, with pleasure gained favorite ethnic art objects and items that lovingly decorated their homes in th
As a result, in addition to the classical canon, eclecticism, which is characteristic of the Victorian style, partly combines the elements of the exotic (Chinese and Indian style), Gothic and Rococo.
Characteristic features of style
situation Victorian house
For the interior in a Victorian-style deconstruction considered characteristic: each room decorated with a particular style.For example, the Gothic style was maintained at the design of the library and the boudoir (powder room) is decorated in a Rococo style.
decorating, furnishing and decoration of rooms precious woods and expensive textiles underlined show status and wealth of the owner of a noble house.The Victorian interior is almost all materials and antique accessories used in the design of rooms can not be liable to replace the more economical option.All have to look expensive and reliable.
Not everyone is ready to bear such high costs for expensive decoration of his house, but artists, politicians, businessmen and other accomplished people who appreciate the old days and traditions, is pleased to giveVictorian splendor preference:
- exquisite combination of perfect quality with ancient traditions;
- vertical elongated shape elements of the house;
- and gothic arched windows;
- use in the interior of the arcuate and straight lines;
- massive rectangular door with a spectacular brass finish;
- ponderous furniture in oak, walnut or mahogany;
- ornate ceiling moldings;
- intricately-complex patterns at the eaves;
- expensive paintings (landscapes and plot sketches, portraits);
- old wall clock;
- careful finish of many details.
Books - Victorian style attribute
granite fireplace, fenced metal fence, is a central part of the living room, which is always the pride of the English.
flowers in the living room Victorian style
also characteristic of the Victorian interior is the abundance of indoor plants, which are usually grouped on the floor in one corner of the room.Pots are selected, usually clay, plain, in harmony with the color scheme of the room decoration.
abundance of vases, screens, boxes, ottoman, ashtrays of precious metals and stones, desk sets (stands for pens and pencils), full-length mirrors, fringed with beautiful frames, like paintings - all this you will surely see in the original Victorian interior.
Living in Victorian style dark tones
Victorian style always implies harmony, balance and symmetry.In this house everything is permeated with a sense of proportion, despite the simultaneous saturation.
As a rule, the furniture is chosen either light brown or dark red-brown.And, accordingly, the other decorative elements will be picked up from the pale pink, lilac (lavender), delicate almond tones in the case of furniture and light to reddish brown furniture of mahogany or oak.
Special refinement expensive interior gives the gilding, inlaid with precious stones and metals, as well as drapery in ruby red or emerald green.
Wall design Victorian
Making walls with fabric or wallpaper with stripes or with a delicate pattern of blooming roses, realistically painted animals and birds - all this is an integral part of the Victorian interior.Often the wall decorate wallpaper with complex, unusual ornamental surround pattern resembling relief.
nowadays very popular wallpaper manufacturing in Britain, simulating cloth, which depicts maple, oak, birch leaves, fern, or forest flowers and berries.
mounted on top of wallpaper panels made of precious wood, the size of half or one-third of the height of the walls of the room.These panels are not thread but decorated with elegant ornaments.In no case can not be varnished panels as Victorian interior alien glossy shine.
Interestingly, the unusual combination of plaid with floral patterns beautifully fits into the refined English style.
modern imitation Victorian
Parquet made of natural wood, is also characteristic of the floor design in the English affluent home.But as a floor covering can also serve tiles with original pattern or ornament.
interior of the Victorian era can be described as luxurious, cozy and discreet at the same time, strict.But, undoubtedly, one - the style of the interior is expensive, which is only held by forces and respectable people.
Massive bed in Victorian style
four-poster bed in Victorian style
fireplace in the living room
A few examples of interior decoration in the Provencal style, you can see watching the video: