What's your style? In our old house, i would have said we were going for "Vic-clectic". Yes, i completely made up that word, but i guess what i mean is stuff we love, placed in our Victorian home, hopefully with super stylish results. Unfortunately in our case the "stuff we love" didn't always happen to go together. So to better illustrate the style we were after, check out one of our all time favourite examples of a Victorian home that wears its Victorian architecture and its owners' collections and belongings seamlessly and beautifully. When i say Vic-clectic, images of Emma's beautiful home pop into my mind.
From the Marion House Book
Pretty gorgeous home, eh? We still admire and drool over it, but our new home has very different bones - Edwardian bones. Straighter, simpler, lower-ceilinged bones. And with our two young kids, having a house full of "stuff we love" can inevitably be heart breaking. So with this new house we wanted things to be simpler, more durable and more replaceable. But we still want it to be stylish, and we still want to love our things.
So what's our new style going to be?..."Mod-wardian". Again, i made that up and it probably doesn't mean much to anyone but me, so here are some pictures to illustrate what inspires our new look:
Claire Stubbs Home via The Marion House Book:
Sama Studio via The Marion House Book
For another wonderful example follow the progress on a big Mod-wardian renovation at The Bennett House, where Keira and her family are injecting some modern influence to a grand old Edwardian home.