alcoves with floating shelves by Peter Murphy Carpentry, via Flickr

floating "built-in" shelves in alcoves to either side of fire place; lower cabinets with punch tin fronts to store stereo & speakers; upper cabinets for books & knick-knacks; largest spacing between shelves is

Modernized Victorian Living Room

Nifty Shades Of Gray To Decorate Your Home

Benjamin Moore- Coventry Gray - wall color pops against white with turquoise/aqua furniture accents. Less feminine wall color than sea mist or light aqua comes across.

Bold black paint makes the home's architectural bones really stand out.

Get the Look: Modern Victorian

Dark Trim with white walls. For an updated take on traditional decorating, leave the walls white and paint the moldings and window frames a bold color.


A Victorian Remodel with an Industrial Edge

A Victorian remodel with an industrial edge: The ground floor entry hall retains original Victorian details and scale. love the colour!

A creative couple became their own clients when they took on the renovation of a dark, semi-detached house in Dulwich. The challenge: how to salvage original details while also telegraphing a comfortable, casual vibe?

Before and After: A London Victorian Transformed

Bookshelves in alcoves on either side of fireplace in living room of Victorian house renovation by Imperfect Interiors, Beth Dadswell, London, Photography by Leanne Dixon Remodelista

Informal Balance

Home Tour: Relaxed, Elegant Town House