CollingwoodTraditional House Exterior, Devon
A stunning duplex apartment in this pretty converted Victorian Villa, Torquay, South Devon. Colin Cadle Photography, Photo Styling Jan Cadle. www.colincadle.com
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The Victorian mansionFor the wealthy, Victorian mansions were a space of refuge and comfort. These homes were very grand and would have followed all of the latest fashions, including heavy curtains, flowery wallpaper and extravagant furniture. Rich, dark colours were à la mode, as were button-backed armchairs, ottomans and chaise longues. ‘Often they had riotous colours, and they embraced colour much more than we readily give them credit for,’ says Hugo Tugman. Servants would have lived downstairs and been responsible for the cooking and cleaning, lighting of the fires, heating of water for washing, and helping members of the family to dress.