Before & After: Making the Most of a Victorian’s Charms

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(Image credit: Tamsin of Fox & Eagle )

Tamsin’s charming old Victorian blessed her with a renovator’s dream come true — gorgeous hardwood floors just chilling underneath carpet, waiting to shine. After setting her floors free, she set about creating a warm and charming living room.

(Image credit: Tamsin of Fox & Eagle )

From Tamsin: Our home here in Connecticut is a Victorian house and was built in 1900. There are beautiful features that come with a house of this age, all of which make for an interesting space to decorate.

The house needed plenty of renovations throughout, but structure wise it was in great condition. The living space was carpeted and the walls needed new paint.

The feature I love the most about this house are the windows. Large sash windows bring floods of light in and the structure around frames them perfectly. We found pine hardwood flooring hidden beneath the carpet in the living room and dining room, which has now been restored through sanding and staining. The walls were painted in the shade named “Sparrow” from Behr, and the trim in white. The window blinds were purchased at Home Depot and they custom cut them to size.

All renovations were carried out by my husband’s real estate company Trusted Properties. Then the interior decoration we worked together on. There’s ChakaKhan (our cat) sitting pretty underneath the coffee table!

Thank you, Tamsin! You can see more on Tamsin’s blog Fox & Eagle.