Creating an Authentic Victorian Home
Charlecote has many beautiful
features, which you can recreate in your own Victorian home. Many antique globes double as liquor cabinets and would make interesting features in a library, study or drawing room.
One of the problems with buying replica Victorian items is they look shiny and new, which may be at odds with the rustic, old feel of the rest of the house. If you buy metal decorative items without lacquer, a natural patina effect will develop, which makes the item look aged.
Reclaimed doors can add an authentic Victorian feel and help you find a suitable match for other old doors in your property.
Wooden and plaster moldings can also add a great Victorian feel to any home. Cast iron fireplaces create an authentic look, and restoration glass makes period windows more authentic and interesting. Colors vary, as the glass may not be quite flat, and there might be bubbles—but that’s all consistent with a historic home and part of its charm.