Story: Home décor and furnishings

Aesthetic style

Aesthetic style

This Whanganui drawing room of the early 20th century has many features typical of the aesthetic style, including an oriental cane table, floral wallpaper and carpet, peacock feathers in vases and a number of potted ferns. Natural motifs such as flowers were central to this style of decorating.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Higher aspirations, 1860s to 1900s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013