Victorian House

We revisited this absolutely stunning Victorian home at the couple’s request to refresh and update its interior style, without detracting from the original features. We found them the perfect balance of classic and modern.

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In addition to working with the Victorian features of our client’s home, they also had a love of the iconic art works by Vladimir Tretchikoff, known for strong and bold colours.

New sofas in teal velvet were the starting point in this lounge, and by adding a French inspired bold wallpaper into the high alcoves we gave balance and impact to this gorgeous room, while still enhancing the original Victorian features.

The window seat pad from our previous design was updated with hues of coloured cushions, all enveloped with gold gossamer sheers for glamour. Wonderful glass pieces in pinks and blues were added to echo the vibrancy of the sofa cushions, giving the room a real wow factor. The colours really stand out and make an impact, but complement rather than overpower the more classical elements of the home.

Dining room

The dining room palette was inspired by the client’s horticultural artwork. This gave us a palette of soft creams, damson, sage and aqua, where we were able to create a dramatic, relaxing and intimate colourful space using embroidered linens and velvets.

Deeper colours added depth to this scheme keeping the flow and balance of rich colours throughout the ground floor, but still creating a striking contrast. With plenty of natural light, we were able to create a relaxed, informal dining area.

Master bedroom

Our client wanted a calm, spa-like bedroom, which would match colours from her newly fitted en-suite. The sweet spot came when Janet found the perfect fabric for the two roman blinds, complementing both the minimalist and modern feel of the en-suite while still matching the slightly grander features of the Victorian architecture.


A tranquil feeling was achieved by complementing the existing hand-painted frieze around the walls with heavily interlined silk curtains. The two rooms are connected by a short corridor of dressing rooms, and we chose a mirror foil wallpaper to add light and glamour to this area.

By painting the headboard, woodwork and bedroom wall colours, we were able to achieve our client’s desired relaxing feel, with plenty of delicate features adding character to the room.