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Why We Love a Victorian Halloween

October 25, 2021
There’s just something peculiar about those Victorians. Maybe it’s that their focus on perfection and restraint could only end in spectacular ruin. Or maybe it’s their seeming obsession with death. Whatever the reason, there’s something sort of romantic about Victorian Halloween that keeps us coming back for more. The otherwise tight-laced Victorian’s , believe it or not, cut loose a bit on Halloween. Even Queen Victoria herself made a big deal of the holiday. It wasn’t the Halloween you know and love, but it was great fun, and in classic Victorian style, carried out in opulent fashion.


The Unassuming History of Tin Ceilings

April 2, 2021

Popular since the 1880s, tin ceiling tiles have always been a mark of luxury. However, their beginnings were far from extravagant. In fact, their humble history might come as a surprise to you. Take a step back in time with us to discover the history of tin ceilings. Early Tin Ceilings History Tin ceiling tiles are an American innovation. They sprang up as a more affordable and more durable option to intricate plasterwork that was popular on European ceilings in the late 1800s....

3 Ways to Give Your Home Vintage Charm with Tin Tiles

September 5, 2014

It has been said that, “Everything Old Becomes New Again” so it’s time to embrace the past as a current design trend. There’s something timeless and classic about a house with handcrafted details painstakingly picked out from start to finish. Even if your house isn’t sufficiently aged through the years, you can still add historic touches liked reclaimed wood, charming furniture pieces and tin tiles. Like a fine wine, a vintage home only gets better with age....

Look up: 4 of the Most Famous Ceilings in the World

May 9, 2014

The 5th wall is often forgotten in architecture and building design, but on a rare occasion, the ceiling can define a space. Ceiling treatments are unique in that they add character and can completely change the look and feel of a room. From excessively high ceilings to opulent textural elements, check out these four extremely impressive ceilings around the world. Sistine Chapel Undoubtedly the most famous ceiling of all time, the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, a cornerstone of Renaissance Art....