A Dream Victorian Brought to Life

Victorian homes tell a unique story.

The one-of-a-kind architecture sets them apart from the rest on the block. Many people visualize a ‘dollhouse’ or bright colors when envisioning a commonly seen Victorian. Lifestyle blogger Erin Hiemstra of Apartment34 succeeded in combining the two by taking her Victorian home to a fresh, never before seen level.

Victorians have certainly evolved since the reign of Queen Victoria in the 1800s, but her philosophy in which fashion, architecture and furnishings should be beautiful rather than practical remains the same today.

Over the past few years, Apartment34 has been intriguingly dedicated to the renovation and design plans of the home. Unlike many Victorians, Erin’s dream home is not a complicated asymmetrical estate. It stands simple and charming. She decided on the perfect choice of pale pink for a clean, refreshing look.

The renovation took years, but has made a significant transformation.


The home hadn’t been updated since the 70’s, but if you look closely, the 14-foot ceilings and authentic crown moldings are priceless. The potential was inevitable.

Erin has maintained simplistic and elegant furniture pieces throughout. Inside, a world of timeless modern furniture and designs juxtapose the historic nature of the home. Windows are large and bring in tons of natural light.


For more information on the progress of Erin’s home renovation visit Apartment34.







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5 Comment

  1. Beautiful work! I like the peachy undertones. It gives it a modern feel that is inviting without the …. creepy side to an antique-look.

    1. I agree, working with traditional homes can go really bad or really amazing!

  2. Love that last picture of the dining room set. It reminds me that I need to keep looking for one for my house!

    1. Lol that’s really exciting! There’s so many websites and blogs you can get inspiration from. You can totally subscribe here for fresh dining room ideas!

  3. There is nothing like old historical homes! I love them so! This is such a beautiful home and restored so magnificently! I love the the colors, the light, the charm, and everything about it.

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