How To Decorate A Victorian Living Room | Victorian House | Absolute History

How To Decorate A Victorian Living Room | Victorian House | Absolute History

In this landmark living history series, a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills has been painstakingly brought back to life as a group of 21st-century crafters move in to experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Anita Rani is joined by internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones and arts and crafts expert and dealer Patch Rogers as the six crafters are faced with the challenge of breathing life back into the Victorian parlour.

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  1. Combat Duckie on July 17, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    why don t the rich, who could afford to, no longer decorate their houses like that……it s so cozy and beautiful. Instead of all these concrete-and-steel industrial interiors with ZERO atmosphere (or rather the atmosphere of a half-empty warehouse….)

  2. Franciska Kocifaj on July 17, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    As a student studying printing process and design this series brings so much joy!

  3. Sam on July 17, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Abi and Steve are so cute.

  4. LeviathanHomeCooking on July 18, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Glad to know they had horrible hipster communes in the past too. People never change huh 😂

  5. Bernice S on July 18, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Elsa has to get her hair out of her face.. I keep on rubbing my face in irritation.

  6. Tiny Van Uffelen on July 18, 2022 at 12:03 am

    This was amazing to watch , to see all that great handcrafted things ! What a great jobs they did !!

  7. Carrie Fuller on July 18, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Does anyone else find Elsa insufferable? She not very group oriented, mostly about herself. She has like no sense of urgency.

  8. Greg on July 18, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Carpenter is the best one! I love his passion, seems like an awesome guy to work with!

  9. Laurie G on July 18, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I almost never gives a thumbs down to a video. But the whining and bickering at Breakfast, like 12 year olds, was such a turn off.

  10. Ostblock Latina on July 18, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Ah right, an Arts and Crafts movement that propagates making aesthetic but practical daily use objects that are meant to be affordable to the masses – and then proceeds to make silver ash bowls with gems in them and build extremely uncomfortable chairs that are ridiculously expensive. What a bunch of hypocrites that movement’s members were. And all that sentimentalist nonsense about own hands’ work and rural life spread by people who never really got their hands dirty or their backs broken by working 12 or more hours a day in disgusting conditions not befitting the dignity of a human being for starvation wages, while raising 10 children and not having any healthcare etc. Completely detached from reality and oblivious of the hardship the actual working class faced.

  11. TawnyC on July 18, 2022 at 12:08 am

    This looks too light and airy for Victorian style. It’s usually burgundy wallpaper, lots of crowded furniture and dark heavy drapes.

  12. Catherine Keddy on July 18, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Wonderful. I really enjoyed it.

  13. Britt K on July 18, 2022 at 12:12 am

    The wallpaper lady is ,,, rude lol

  14. Everyone._.Crying on July 18, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I’m learning so much on how furniture is made by watching tho so great 🙂

  15. Greyfells on July 18, 2022 at 12:19 am

    My first time splitting wood was the same!

    You can’t imagine how much wood wants to stay in one piece until you try to argue with it

  16. is on July 18, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I miss the lady with the red curly hair

  17. irena b Evans on July 18, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Amazing how modern artisan’s picked up lost traditional work methods. In such a short time or they did a lot of research before trying their hand at the skills

  18. useruseruser on July 18, 2022 at 12:20 am

    more episodes pls!

  19. Faye on July 18, 2022 at 12:21 am

    My grandma also had a sewing machine like that..but all the original parts, tools, manual, and boxes still all intact. She sold it to a antique collector 🙂 Made some good money! lol

  20. Ivana Krejčí on July 18, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Tento díl mě moc bavil 🌺

  21. Sophia Nílsson on July 18, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Lol, I like how Rod was like "Be careful of time" and what problem did Else have when printing the wallpaper?? Time. Lol. Rod seems to have good suggestions, everyone is just too proud to listen to him hahaha

  22. Greg on July 18, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Blonde lady is a bit touchy, no??

  23. Julia Dagnall on July 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    I loved the carpenter. When he hugged the wood after managing to split the tree in half… as someone who does a lot of creative projects (without always knowing what I’m getting myself into) I totally relate to that emotion

  24. Gabriel Norman Palana on July 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Not crazy bout the wallpaper. For me it’s the chair. The chair looks more uniquely Victorian.

  25. Linda Casey on July 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Fantastic, but sorry, it was impossible to pick a winner!

  26. Jesse Jones on July 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    I understand that a show needs to be edited in a way to make it seem interesting but wow Elsa was so rude! ok I get working in a team can be frustrating but did she have to be rude to the cook? also the dull salmon colour that Rod suggested that she dismissed, then ended up using without giving him any credit…omg, and then she wins haha….wow!

  27. Isla on July 18, 2022 at 12:27 am

    is this the 1st episode?

  28. Randy Romines on July 18, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I love these "back in time" series! I did not realize "Arts and Crafts" was in England, I thought it was an American thing. I can appreciate the need of the lady designing the wallpaper for time to perfect the design – but there is a deadline, and if she does not meet it she undermines the work of others. She has to step up to meet the needs of the team, not herself. The older man always steps up to help so the project meets its timeline. The sconce was lovely as were the fireplace tiles.

  29. Tina on July 18, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Ordinary folks in the 1800s could not afford the products from the Morris workshop; nonetheless, these items are wonderful.
    I think these shows are set up to show at least some conflict, but to be honest, I have seen much worse on other shows. Elsa designed beautiful wallpaper, didn’t she?

  30. stillfangirlingtoday on July 18, 2022 at 12:31 am

    I wish there existed "live museums" like this where each person plays their part and we could go around watching from the sidelines immersed in history and the experience, of course, nothing labour intensive or 24/7 for actors, just make-believe.

  31. Julie Jane Smith on July 18, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Maybe it’s another difference in meaning between British English and American English, but when I think of “fellowship” I think of drinking after work, maybe a shared meal or sport, but never group projects. 😅

    Still, very jealous of people getting to work and live in these lovely old restored homes.

  32. CrotchWolf on July 18, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I saw a turn of the 20th century house pretty recently that had a fireplace covered in beautiful Pewabic time.

  33. isis alexander on July 18, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I wish the videos in the series were labeled in the title, so I can know what order to watch. I had to click around a bit to find the first one.

  34. Katariina Vainio on July 18, 2022 at 12:35 am

    I totally agree with the previous commentators. But why does it always have to be made in a hurry in these programmes?

  35. C Dhan on July 18, 2022 at 12:37 am

    I’m only minutes in amd can’t stand the chick doing the wallpaper. Ugh, I see a fkn whiny victim attitude coming on already.

  36. kuramasan on July 18, 2022 at 12:38 am

    I wish there were still places like this for young artists. I would LOVE to live in a place like this!

  37. musicmad on July 18, 2022 at 12:39 am

    oh wow – this was soooooooooooo good to watch

  38. Chatty Kathie on July 18, 2022 at 12:45 am

    The cost of handmade is still the problem today, most people can’t afford handcrafted items.

  39. Cartoon History on July 18, 2022 at 12:45 am

    ah yes! bookmark this for my dream home decoration!!!

  40. rev. buttons on July 18, 2022 at 12:46 am

    More of this, please.

  41. наталия розанова on July 18, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Are the others episodes of Victorian House available?

  42. Kristina on July 18, 2022 at 12:46 am

    killing a rabbit was very unnecessary

  43. Giulia Claudia on July 18, 2022 at 12:47 am

    La scatola di Houdini

  44. Mori Otome on July 18, 2022 at 12:47 am

    1. Introduce craftsmen to a completely new (related but still new in terms of skills).

    2. Gives them only a week to finish.

    3. Complain that the craftsmen are intense but more anxious than joyous.

    You don’t say…

    I was hoping this would be a relaxing documentary, but I became just as stressed. Why did it need to be done in a week? It’s far too little time.

  45. Dili Hopa on July 18, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Loved this

  46. magicattic on July 18, 2022 at 12:48 am

    If only the host looked the part…her hair is not good.

  47. tiredthesbian on July 18, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Obsessed with all of these experimental archaeology series, and eternally grateful that they’re being made readily accessible on YouTube like this! Started with Victorian farmhouse, and now I’m here!

  48. Venus Envy on July 18, 2022 at 12:49 am

    I wonder if this doc will touch on the fact that William Morris, talented though he was, actually poisoned a lot of people with his Arsenic wall paper, and that his massive manufacturing enterprise (not a small cottage industry of handmade things) produced enough arsenic why the mines were going to kill every one on Earth. I like his art, don’t get me wrong, but if at any time he was truly a believer in socialist, naturalist, ecological, cottage industry principles, then at some point he did become a sell-out. Perhaps that was the price to be paid to be as influential in the arts as he still is today.

  49. Arianna Perroots on July 18, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Love this! Is there a second episode?

  50. S on July 18, 2022 at 12:52 am

    That printing press for the wallpaper was beautiful! I don’t make my own wallpaper but I certainly enjoy installing it. I’m disappointed however, that arsenic wasn’t brought up. It was the easiest way to get the customer’s favorite tone of the day, Green 🍏.

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