If you are ever in the Elmire NY area check out this neighborhood. The Historic Near Westside supports local and regional tourism, historic districts, sites, museums, and events of the greater Western New York Finger Lakes Region. Specially, they offer guides to take you through this beautiful Victorian neighborhood. Historic Near Westside Website.
When choosing a color scheme for your Victorian home don’t just think plain colors or white? Many true Victorian homes encompass all different colors. According to, Renovating a Victorian Home article, “in 1885, a critic writing in California Architects and Builders News had this to say about Victorian color schemes in San Francisco: “…red, yellow, chocolate, orange, everything that is loud is in fashion…if the upper stories are not of red or blue… they are painted up into uncouth panels of yellow and brown…” For more tips and advice on decorating your Victorian home click here to read more.
If you want to learn more about what the Victorian era consists of check out this new blog site: Antique Victorian Furniture. I “A deeper understanding of antique Victorian furniture begins with some knowledge of the Victorian Era itself, the period of time in which this remarkable furniture was made. The Victorian Era takes its name from Queen Victoria, who ruled in the United Kingdom from June 1837 to January 1901.” Find more valuable information by reading this blog.
Need some Easter or Spring Decoration ideas? There is no place like home blog site shows some beautiful pictures of decorations. From Easter tea pots to Easter eggs this site will help you add something special to your Victorian home.
The House Mouse web site offers tips and tricks for preserving Victorian Homes. One suggestion is before building or remodeling, ask your architect for current blueprints with current building codes, safety codes, local regulations, and for current prices. For more tips check out their site.
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According to the Victorian Station the most popular style of architecture prior to the Victorian era was the Greek Revival. From 1870 to 1906 San Francisco produced the bulk of Victorian buildings. Both the structural members and much of the decoration on San Francisco Victorian homes are redwood, a local material that had many advantages. It was cheap and plentiful; it resisted rot, termites and fire; and it was easily worked into different shapes. Read more at the Victorian Station.
From antiques to Victorian fashion the Victorian Era Online Magazine talks about all different aspects. Need advice for hardwood flooring or remodeling ideas? Check out the magazine online today.
Learn About Tea: Some ideas when hosting a Victorian tea party, “A Victorian tea party doesn’t have to be elaborate or exactly mimic the nuances of that time. The main idea is to have a special experience, enjoy being with friends who share a common interest, and have a great time.”
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