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“New School” Victoriana

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One of my goals in life is to make our interiors look Victorian, but not too Victorian. To come up with some type of modern take on all of it, something romantic and creative and fun… and not quite so fussy. A decor that requires very little dusting of knick-knacks and does not involve overwhelming wallpaper patterns.

I got my Brocade Home catalog in the mail the other day, and it is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s full of pretty Victorian housewares that don’t look tacky or overdone. The goods they stock do not scream “I am a chipboard replica of a once beautiful piece of furniture.” They use very cool fabrics and colors to put a modern spin on traditional shapes. Of course, they’re a little bit out of my price range – but if nothing else, the catalog gave me some great visual inspiration.
Brocade Home

You can flip through the catalog on their website, then go ahead and request one delivered:

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Maryam in Marrakech had this to say on 10.14.06:

I have been dying to take a peek at that Brocade Home catalogue. How pricey are things? Lucky you! Splurge and buy yourself a piece! That headboard is amazing.

Mindy had this to say on 10.14.06:

Well, some of the prices surprised me – there are a few headboards in the $500 range. Full bed sets are closer to $1000. Not as pricey as I assumed they’d be.

There’s a few side tables in there I love – maybe one day we’ll splurge for one ;) We try to buy antique furniture when we can, since it’s roughly the same price and will only go up in value…….. but you can’t always find the exact piece you’re looking for. And some of their bed linens, rugs ,curtains, etc are VERY tempting!!

Kristin had this to say on 10.19.06:

Hmmm, I get SO many catalogs already, but that one is very tempting!

michael fahey had this to say on 12.19.06:

It is not the items,it is the way you put everything together.

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