Welcome to The Victorian Emporium editorial
Welcome to the Editorials area of The Victorian Emporium. Here you can view and read all of our customer focused articles on their various subjects. The editorial section houses our articles that talk about subjects of interest to period house renovators but that are not directly related to house renovation and that do not fit within the Advice and Tips areas. The subject of articles in our Editorial section cover subjects such as our visits to Stately Homes and other places that can give a source of inspiration to house renovators.
The History Of Cast Iron Radiators
These elegant embodiments of warmth and architectural grandeur have graced our interiors for centuries, silently serving as both functional heating devices and aesthetic marvels. With their intricate patterns and robust construction, cast iron radiators bear witness to a bygone era, a time when craftsmanship and design were inextricably entwined.
The Use of Stained Glass in Victorian Buildings
The Victorian era was a time of industrial progress and cultural transformation. This period witnessed the rise of the Gothic Revival movement, which sought to revive styles and ideals from the Middle Ages. Stained glass became an integral part of this movement, allowing artisans to infuse their creations with colour, light, and intricate designs and a testament to craftsmanship, creativity, and a love for the interplay of light and…
The Role of Wallpaper in Victorian Bathrooms
In the grand tapestry of architectural history, certain eras stand out like flamboyant peacocks strutting their extravagant plumage. The Victorian era, spanning from the 1830s to the early 1900s, is undoubtedly one such period. It is characterised by its confident celebration of opulence and excess. Nowhere is this exuberance more apparent than in the resplendent wallpapers adorning the walls of Victorian homes, particularly in those…
A Guide to the Aesthetics and Characteristics of Victorian Furniture
Victorian furniture has as it's essence a sense of opulence and embellishment. This style represents an era of indulgence, where excess was celebrated and intricate design was deemed to be good taste. It is a testament to the Victorian era's obsession with decoration, blending various design influences to create objects that were grand and refined.
The Use of Tiles in Victorian Architecture
The Victorian era, spanning from 1837 to 1901, was a time of great social, cultural, and technological change in Britain. One of the most recognisable characteristics of Victorian architecture is the use of tiles. This ubiquitous material was employed in a variety of ways, from simple embellishment to intricate mosaic work. In this article, we will explore the role of tiles in Victorian architecture and the techniques and designs that…
Understanding the Victorian Fireplace
Ah, the Victorian fireplace. A quintessential element of the English domestic landscape. A symbol of warmth, cosiness, and domesticity. But to reduce it to such banalities would be a disservice to its rich history and cultural significance.
Why did Victorians like their fireplaces?
Victorians were fond of their fireplaces for a variety of reasons. Fireplaces provided an efficient source of heat and light, and were a great way to entertain guests. They also provided a sense of cosiness and comfort that was particularly important in the colder winter months. The flames and smoke also had a calming effect, making fireplaces a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Why Choose an Electric Cast Iron Radiator?
Electric cast iron radiators, those old fashioned remnants of a bygone era, seem to have undergone a renaissance in recent years. Once consigned to the dustbins of history, these clunky and cumbersome heating appliances have becoming popular again and effectively been resurrected, repurposed, and reimagined for the modern age. But what is it about these cast-iron objects that has captured the public’s imagination? And are they really as…
Victorian House Renovation Guide
What to expect if you’re thinking of taking on a Victorian house renovation. At The Victorian Emporium we live and breathe Victorian House Renovation. We like to think we have wealth of experience of renovation projects not just through our personal experiences but by listening to our customer's questions and dilemmas. We also try to act on their requests for products that they can't source anywhere, including on our website. Somtimes…
The Stately Homes that do Christmas Best
Christmas is a very special time of year in the UK and our wealth of wonderful Stately Homes are popular at this time of year because not only are they usually all beautifully decorated with Christmas trees, sumptuous decorations and lights, both inside and out, but they often put on special events at this time of year. Here we help you decide which Stately Homes are the best for getting in the Christmas spirit.