Interior Design and Fashion Design often take cues from history. Interior Design and Decoration have been quickly cycling through the design periods of the 20th Century. We’ve celebrated Art & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Mid Century Modern. Currently with the popularity of Bohemian Chic we are embracing the Hippie era. You can even buy Macrame wall art on Etsy!
In the 1980’s Traditional styles were revived. It was a mix of Queen Anne, Chippendale, Victorian and French styles. The dark colors from the Victorian era were reinterpreted as jewel tones. Window treatments and upholstery featured swags, jabots, fringes and trims. Fabric houses were again weaving tapestries, velvets and damasks.
It used to take decades for fashion and style trends to spread across the globe. Instagram, Pinterest, online magazines and blogs allow new ideas to spread around the world in minutes. Home furnishings, haute couture, and ready to wear have cycled through a Century of styles in less than two decades.
Rooney Mara graces the cover of Vogue magazine October 2017 issue. The Valentino dress she is wearing is the essence of Victorian fashion.
A recent analysis of style trends by state found that Victorian was most popular in many states, including Pennsylvania. This finding has piqued the interest of influencers in the design and real estate industries. Many articles have been written on the study including this one from Domino.
The newly released film Victoria and Abdul is also of the era.
The 2017 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens, Hill Crest Manor is a classic Victorian home.
The foyer stairway, and hall decorated by Hearth & Hedgerow integrates style from the Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Art Nouveau styles. Each of these periods would have been contemporary at some point in the history of this home. We took our cue from the property, incorporating natural motifs from all three eras. Visit our portfolio to see more photographs from this project.