Victorian floors in the front parlor: Unraveling the mystery of original use

The Victorian floors in the Roff Home have been a mystery, especially the front parlor’s baffling combination of plain plank flooring and ornate trim. My restoration of the flooring and my own use of the room helped the mystery be unraveled.

Victorian front parlor: period carpet and wallpaper reproductions

Great reproductions of period Victorian carpeting and period wallpaper from the Victorian and Arts & Craft eras for a Victorian front parlor.

21st-century Victorian decorating with Christopher Lowell

Here’s a video clip from Christopher Lowell’s Work That Room in which he adds an upbeat, energetic retro feel to a young couple’s Victorian home, combining Victorian flourishes with 60s-style mid-century modern.