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15 Elegant Victorian-Inspired Dining Room Designs

December 09, 2020

Nothing says timeless elegance quite like a room that reflects Victorian style and charm. Take a half-step back in time with our favorite dining rooms that deploy Victorian motifs with a modern-day twist.

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Photo: Christopher Stark, Architect: Sutro Architects, Contractor: The Tobani Group, Landscape Architect: Triple BK Landscape Gardening. From: Loczi Design .

Eclectic Energy

It’s safe to say that when this space was built in 1886, it boasted neither an oceanic teal ceiling nor a quartet of sculptural magenta chairs. That said, its spectacular molding and period-appropriate mirror, chandelier and sideboard look right at home with a few well-chosen young roommates.

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From: Restored by the Fords

Living History

Leanne Ford updated this Victorian living room with her characteristically crisp, monochromatic palette. Instead of jewel tones, the room now boasts white walls and cabinetry. The intricate area rug is the sort of piece one might have originally found in this room; the chandelier situates this space firmly in the 21st century.

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From: Leanne Ford and Restored by the Fords

Saying It With Flowers

Oversized, unapologetically romantic floral prints are a hallmark of Victorian style; in this modernized space, a strategically desaturated wallpaper updates the look. Rustic brass vases on the mantel, in turn, introduce an element of primitive contrast to the blowsy roses behind them.

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Photo: Ryan Ford. From: Heather Scott Home & Design.

Casual Friday

Victorian standards like the damask-slipcovered dining chairs and feminine pendant find unexpected partners in this quirky dining room. A pair of slipcovered chairs soften the head and foot of the dining table, which happens to be … glass? The unexpected combinations are, somehow, just right.

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