March 31, 2008
My Victorian Home

Above is a picture of my house in Maple Ridge. My parents had it designed based on an 1880's Victorian home in Richmond, called the London Heritage Farm House. Our house is an example of the resurgence in popularity of Victorian-style homes that is currently taking place. There are many companies specializing in designing and building replica-Victorian homes, with gothic-inspired architecture, "gingerbread" wood detailing, and wrap-around porches.

Victorian-inspired style is also very popular now in interior design and decorating. The use of bold, botanical wallpaper, deep red- and blue- and green-painted walls, antique (or replica) furniture and accessories like clocks and vases, and oriental details (from Victorian Empire-building) are all aspects of Victorian decorating which have remained popular. Below is a picture of my living room (the couch is not antique but a replica, and more comfortable than it looks):

In our house, as you can see, we are literally surrounded by influences of the Victorian era.

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Created by five SFU students for Dr. Stephen Ogden's English 206 class, this blog is, simply put, just for show. We are interested in the idea of "Victorian Cool," or more specifically how Victorian aesthetics are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The posts in this blog are materialism at its finest; fashion, architecture, jewelry, furniture, and whatever else catches our eye. Why has this brand of Victorianism re-entered mass culture? Read the blog and find out!

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