Victorian Home Refreshed With Bright Colors, Fun Art

Bright colors, bold patterns and playful art update this Victorian home for a new family. Still, the 2to5 Design team didn't want to stray too far from the past, so they preserved the home's crown molding and wood bannisters, as well as installed a reproduction of an original window. In turn, the home feels fresh yet full of character.

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December 12, 2018
From: 2to5 Design

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Gray, Transitional Stairway with Contemporary Damask Wallpaper

A colorful striped runner, playful art and a mod take on traditional damask wallpaper show this updated Victorian home's personality right from the front entryway. A traditional wood banister features period detailing.

White, Contemporary Living Space with Roman Shades

High and low pieces blend to create a functional, family-friendly space. Geometric patterns dominate in the mix of colorful throw pillows, while casual Roman shades dress the windows and filter light. A comfortable modular sofa provides a cozy spot for the family to relax.

White Transitional Kitchen with Classic & Modern Touches

This Victorian home features a fully updated kitchen sprinkled with both modern and classic touches. The design team expanded the space to make room for a mudroom, in the process opening it up to a flood of natural light. The large island, painted a contrast color to create a focal point, anchors the mostly white room.

Contemporary Meets Classic in this Bright White Kitchen

The owners of this Victorian home wanted to update the kitchen, baths and living spaces to reflect the family's casual lifestyle. The design team expanded the kitchen, creating a clean and crisply contemporary space that's flooded with natural light. The marble top on the island pairs with bentwood chairs to add Parisian flair to the space, while a reclaimed wood dining table infuses warmth and a relaxed, family-friendly vibe.

White, Transitional Breakfast Room with Loads of Light

The light-filled breakfast nook in this modern-Victorian kitchen features a playful mix of bentwood chairs that evoke the mood of a Parisian sidewalk cafe and a built-in, space-saving, farmhouse-style bench. The table combines styles, too, with a modern pedestal base and a reclaimed wood and industrial metal top. The oversized pendant fixture adds drama and its own industrial flair.

Gray Victorian Bath with Contemporary Fixtures

The unique curved footprint of this room is a hallmark of its Victorian architecture, while its decor is spare and modern. The design team and homeowners updated the kitchen, baths and living spaces in this classic Victorian house to function well for a 21st-century family.

Contemporary Kids' Bath with Nautical Accents

A wall-mounted sink features a wood shelf underneath for added function in this playful kids' bathroom. A nautical-inspired "submarine mirror" teams with nautical sconces, bringing an industrial flair to the contemporary space. Subway tile walls mix with penny round floors to add interest and texture.

Kids' Bathroom with Contemporary & Industrial Touches

Contemporary penny tile combines with classic subway tile in this kids' bath with modern-industrial flair. Nautical-inspired light fixtures and a riveted mirror/medicine cabinet complete the look, while a minimal floating vanity features open wood shelving that brings warmth to the space.

Gray Transitional Bedroom with Roman Shade

A custom Roman shade blends with the wall's soft gray hue, giving the illusion of added space in this restful bedroom. In this room as throughout the home, contemporary touches mix with classic details. The renovated Victorian house has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family.

Victorian Master Bath with Contemporary Styling

Classic marble flooring and an antique side table blend beautifully with a freestanding soaker tub in this Victorian-meets-contemporary master bath. A cafe curtain-inspired window treatment adds privacy and casual flair. Keeping the upper part of the window bare means the homeowners are able to show off the Victorian home's original curved millwork.

White Transitional Master Bathroom with Victorian Architecture

A furniture-style vanity with a shapely marble top gives a nod to this fully renovated home's Victorian architecture. Chrome fixtures and hardware bring an updated vibe to the white-walled space, which features original millwork. This Victorian home had beautiful bones, but the client wanted to update the bathrooms, kitchen and living spaces to reflect her family's casual lifestyle.

White Mudroom with Modern Yellow Accents

Fun black and white floor tiles and modern art add spunk to this functional mudroom. The space was added as a spot for the family to store its coats, shoes and backpacks. Pops of bright yellow in the art and lighting stand out against the white walls, trim and ceiling. The window is a reproduction based on an original window design seen elsewhere in the Victorian home.

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