Synopses & Reviews
The homes built during the Victorian period are appreciated for their architecture, romantic interiors, and their often whimsical details. With a host of Victoriana this ample volume is an essential guide to this rich, eclectic, and arguably most popular American house style. Historical information is combined with design ideas and advice on how to decorate, renovate and maintain a Victorian house. Whether you live in a Victorian or just want to create the look and feel of one in your own home, this book is full of inspiring ideas, organized in a stepbystep, roombyroom fashion. The proper fixtures, fittings, colors, finishes, and furniture styles are discussed and construction features are highlighted. Also included are a trouble shooting guide for maintenance and a source directory.
About the Author
has acquired an international reputation as a designer of interiors ranging from small studio apartments to the cabins of motor yachts and private jets. During the course of his career he has worked for many well-known clients, including Joan Collins, Desmond Morris, LuLu and the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
Gould designed the interiors of Browns' and Ralph Lauren's London clothes stores, which have since been copied around the world. Co-founder of Designer's Guild in London, he has restored and designed a wide variety of Victorian houses. His previous book, The Finishing Touch, has been translated into four languages.