Victorian modern

Jo Leevers


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With a fifth of the UK’s population living in a Victorian home, how to style and adapt these 19th-century properties to contemporary living is always on trend. While Pinterest, Instagram and magazines can offer flashes of inspiration to those looking to design their Victorian home, ‘Victorian Modern’ provides in-depth information and context, not only on why Victorian houses were built and designed as they are, but also how modern designers are adapting and styling these houses in fresh and innovative ways that are sympathetic to the period, while bringing them up-to-date for the way we live today. The book comprises seven chapters, organised according to how we use our homes: dining, cooking, entertaining, sleeping, bathing, working, along with transitional spaces (hallways, boot rooms and garden rooms).

ISBN: 9780500024041 Category:


The ultimate design bible for the Victorian home, placing period features and 19th-century design in context and exploring how today’s designers are adapting these houses in innovative ways for contemporary lifestyles.

Loved for their period character, Victorian homes aren’t always suited to modern living. Victorian Modern is the ultimate design bible to help you make sense of those inherited quirks and features, showing how leading designers and creative homeowners are turning their own homes into contemporary showstoppers.

The book comprises seven chapters, organized according to how we use our homes: dining, cooking, entertaining, sleeping, bathing, working and transitional areas, such as hallways. Each chapter explains how the Victorians designed and decorated these spaces, before moving on to their modern interpretations. Inside are plenty of tips, tricks and inspiration for transforming your 19th-century home into a light-filled modern one, ready for the 21st century.

Combining cultural context with advice and inspiration from the homes of interior designers, architects and stylists, Victorian Modern reveals how the history and design of 19th-century homes can influence and inform our modern lifestyles and home decor in fresh and interesting ways.

Additional information

Weight 1.496 kg
Dimensions 27 × 27.7 × 2.6 cm










747.094109034 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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