Victorian Kitchens and Baths
An in-depth look at a popular and beautiful style of decorating guides homeowners through what many consider the most difficult phase of historic decorating, with a focus on both historical and contemporary elements and tips on what makes a room Victorian.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 259.1 x 264.2 x 22.9mm | 1,179.35g
- 15 Jun 2005
- Gibbs M. Smith Inc
- Layton, UT, United States
- 145 colour photos
Romance is in again and Victorian design and architecture are as popular now as they were in the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. The essence of Victorian style lies in its warm woods, opulence, colors and patterns. Touring through both historic and contemporary Victorian-style kitchens and bathrooms, authors Franklin and Esther Schmidt highlight individual design, decor and architectural elements that make a room distinctly Victorian. Filled with specific tips from experts in the field, Victorian Kitchens & Baths shows how to arrive at the extraordinary finished product through details on molding, trim and wainscoting; windows; tiles; lighting; pantries; colors, patterns and textiles; art, antiques and collectibles; and much more. Diverse and exquisite, these rooms will appeal to aficionados of Victorian high style as well as those who wish to translate certain elements into their more contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. Reflective of the largest possible variety of locale, income level and style of the Victorian sensibility, this book gives myriad design possibilities for any type of home. About the Authors Franklin and Esther Schmidt are a photography, styling, and writing team who have photographed and written about hundreds of homes. They have traveled to almost every state, producing articles and features for major magazines. Their work is featured in a variety of books as well as Architectural Digest, Old House Interiors, Antiques & Fine Art, Country Home and Country Living. As field editors for Victorian Homes, Washington, DC, correspondents for Art & Antiques, and antiques columnists for Country Accents, they have focused their work on interior design as it relates to architecture and lifestyle.