Angela Wator, Jeramy Webb, and their two young daughters live in a 3,465 square foot Victorian in Oak Park. Angela says her style is to mix vintage furniture with bright, modern accents. Old movies are often a source of inspiration. She loves how much of the 1896 home has been preserved, from the ornate doorknobs to the tall windows. When it comes to color, Angela says one of her tricks is to weave them from room to room. So, for example, the walls in one room match the bedspread in the next.
- This old Victorian home has been refurbished to add details inspired by old movies and more.
- The homeowners preserved the original wood paneling and ornamental fixtures for a sense of history.
- New elements like a large chandelier in the dining room give the home a more modern feel.
“By piling on all these elements, the finished look tells a story—in the case of our home, it’s the story of our travels, our family history, and the four families that lived here before us.”