In an effort to better understand the various Victorian decorating techniques, we have asked our customers to send in examples of how they have decorated their homes with our products. We hope you enjoy viewing these pictures and hopefully you will get some great ideas. We welcome all of our customers to contribute their photos.
Tevis Jones has been kind enough to share with us her home and a brief history of San Francisco's famous Sunset District.
"I've been told that my house was one of the first built in the Sunset district of San Francisco, just south of Golden Gate Park and was designed & built in the late 1800's atop sand dunes. The house was originally a small cottage, built in 1908 and added on to by its second owner and has had only had 3 owners in 110 years - rare in California. The Sunset is mocked by many for its fog & its tranquil 'suburban' ambiance, but I love the slower pace within a busy world-class city, the amazing air (fresh, sweet & salty, almost always windy) & the gorgeous views at the edge of a continent. Plus, I love the fog.
The living room, dining room, & 1st floor bedroom all have Edwardian rails for hanging pictures, and I've learned through sad experience to use those rails because the walls crumble inside if I punch holes in them with nails or screws.
The picture you see here is of my Grand-Mere, Emilie Louise Aurouze Taylor, of Grass Valley, CA who had friends and family in San Francisco and came regularly to visited and shop for clothes. I am so pleased to have her portrait in my SF home!"