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During the second half of the 19th century, both architecture and home objects were inspired by a variety of historical styles, but the predominant way of decorating was the New Renaissance. The homes have wallpapers with wild, seemingly unstructured floral patterns, most of which are fantasy flowers. In addition, wallpapers imitating textiles were popular as well. At first, the base colors tended to be dark, but towards 20th century they became lighter. The most popular base color of the 1890s were a light crème which is beautiful contrast to dark patterns and bright colors such as red and blue.
In the Dining room, the dark panelling were complemented by wallpapers according to the New Renaissance ideal, often large floral patterns in strong colors such as red, green, gold and black.
The Drawing room were often decorated in lighter pastel colors with elements of gold, silk imitation or other textile imitation. The Smoking room, had an oriental touch to it with motifs from exotic cultures such as Japanese cherry branches or weaving patterns from oriental rugs.
Floral-patterned wallpaper is often chosen for the bedrooms. If the kitchens had wallpaper, they were small-patterned with geometric shapes they were often varnished for practical reasons.
The carpentry such as the skirting boards and the architrave were also in line with the dominating style at the time which meant that they were wide and heavily profiled. During the 1880s and 1890s, panelling were used in different heights and in different designs depending on the type of room. In the Dining room and the Main entrance, the highest panel is placed with a narrow crown molding that doubles as a shelf for ornaments. The panelling were painted in brown, ocher, or wood imitation to mimic oak or mahogany. The doors were also treated with a dark varnish or grain painted in oak, walnut or mahogany and are often decorated with a heavily ornamented door crown moulding.
The floors were usually made of pine or spruce with offset joints. Along the walls there is often a slightly wider board to frame the room. The floors were often treated with varnish or linseed oil paint. Many floors were intended to be covered with linoleum carpets which made the quality of the wood a bit lower. The linoleum carpet became very popular during the 1890s. The carpet were exclusive and could be placed all over the floors or as a smaller rug. They are often in different colors and the most popular pattern were parquet imitation, floral motifs or textile patterns.