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This page offers an introduction to Victorian inside design and residential adorning. This simple-to-follow information is organized into the 4 essential design fundamentals of Victorian interior d├ęcor: Color, Sample, Opulence and, of course, Romance – the quintessential hallmark of the Victorian era.

Initially inbuilt 1797 in the Georgian model, Van Buren and son Smith Van Buren oversaw a significant renovation in 1849, adding a 4-story brick tower, a central gable, attic dormers, and a brand new entrance porch. They’d the whole house painted yellow to resemble an Italian villa and put in such trendy amenities as an indoor rest room, working water, a kitchen range, and central heating.

Following her husband’s dying in 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt moved to Val-Kill in Hyde Park, where she lived the remainder of her life. Just as Eleanor was no ordinary lady, this was no unusual Hudson Valley mansion! She had been inspired by her … Read More