FASHION YOUR OWN FAIRY-TALE SETTING
Cindy Ellis loves to create a shimmering Victorian wonderland in her home. For others who love this abundant, lush look, consider the following tips to fashion it in your own home.
SET THE STAGE WITH ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST. Arrange intricate molding on a wall, place decorative wood structures in rooms for added display space, or nail architectural pieces above window or door frames to introduce more design features to each space.
SHINE IT UP WITH SHIMMER. Unroll the satin ribbon, set out mounds of shiny glass balls, and drape strands of glittering beads from the tree. Also, start collecting various pieces of mercury glass to bring more sparkle to your settings.
COLOR YOUR WORLD IN FEMININE SHADES. Don’t be afraid to bring in the pink (or creamy white, soft blue, or old-fashioned rose colors).
SHOW OFF NOSTALGIC ACCENTS. Add vintage ornaments, cones of aged sheet music, old jewelry and crowns, feather trees, lace and other accoutrements from a bygone era to your decorating. The pieces will conjure that magical Victorian feel.