Boss den

"The gentleman falls in love with his dogs and horses, and out of love with everything else.” - Lady Montagu, 1712 some day ill have a library like this in my house

While we might think of a Victorian room as "crowded" or "busy," the Victorians were believers in the adage, "If you've got it, flaunt it." This meant that every photograph, every painting, every decorative gift, every pipe, pipe rack, throw, occasional chair, occasional table and occasional pillow was displayed for all the world to see. Decorating in the Victorian manner can be as posh as you please or strike a balance between the historically correct and modern tastes.

Characteristics of Victorian Interior Design

One of the leading champions of Aestheticism in American was Christian Herter, the proprietor of the Herter Bros. decorating firm in New York City.