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Joey and Mark's Victorian Home

Joey and Mark's Victorian Home

Today's home tour is the stunning Victorian Home of Ball and Claw Vintage based out of New Jersey. Joey and Mark's home is filled with gorgeous statement pieces, period detail and items sourced through hours of scouring vintage markets. On weekends, these two often drive all around the Northeast tracking down finds for their home. The home’s two stunning fireplaces, as well as eclectic rugs and doors, are just a few of the fun and unusual touches they picked up. 

This home is layered to perfection with the use of colour, enhancing the period details, the vintage items adding a story to the home and the textiles adding warmth and cosiness.

Go enjoy the tour!

 An Eames lounge chair, mustard sofa, stained glass windows and parquet flooring, along with plants and vintage finds; layered to perfection

An Eames lounge chair, mustard sofa, stained glass windows and parquet flooring, along with plants and vintage finds; layered to perfection

 A large, bank-ledger book on the coffee table is from the 1940s and keeps a daily record of every single bank transaction made over a period of two years. The stunning yellow sofa and vibrant rug bring warmth to the room.

A large, bank-ledger book on the coffee table is from the 1940s and keeps a daily record of every single bank transaction made over a period of two years. The stunning yellow sofa and vibrant rug bring warmth to the room.

Featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, parquet floors, stained-glass windows and many other gorgeous original details, the home is a stunning Victorian Period Property brought to life by Joey's love of, not just statement pieces, but thrifted finds. It was built in the late 1880s, and as with any old home, it came with its quirks requiring new wiring, updated plumbing and general cleaning-up. 

 

 A beautiful Eames lounge chair surrounded by vintage tables and plants. You can see through into the hallway where the stained glass windows create a beautiful light and the original staircase is quite a feature.

A beautiful Eames lounge chair surrounded by vintage tables and plants. You can see through into the hallway where the stained glass windows create a beautiful light and the original staircase is quite a feature.

 Mis-matched furniture, mid century finds, plants and textiles create a relaxed vibe in this room

Mis-matched furniture, mid century finds, plants and textiles create a relaxed vibe in this room

When Joey’s job left Manhattan and relocated to Jersey City, neither he nor his partner, Mark, were convinced they should leave behind their Brooklyn home and start again. But much to their surprise, their neighborhood was much more fun than they had imagined and when they stumbled upon their home they were instantly sold.

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 “We love when people say they feel like they are in a museum whenever they walk through. We especially love to use lots of color, large art pieces, plants, and textiles when decorating a room,” they share. 

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Mark, a pediatrician, and Joey, a vintage furniture buyer, live here with Bridgette the cat, moving in over two years ago, they have gradually filled the house with unique treasures that give it a one off look.

 Statement wallpaper and a vintage bench, styled to perfection

Statement wallpaper and a vintage bench, styled to perfection

 In the kitchen, the units were ripped out and replaced with ones by ikea. In keeping with the vintage look the pair go for a cabinet from 1800 is used as a work table.

In the kitchen, the units were ripped out and replaced with ones by ikea. In keeping with the vintage look the pair go for a cabinet from 1800 is used as a work table.

 Double doors from  Amighini Architectural  at the end of the kitchen let in natural light. The kitchen lights date from the 1920s when the were used over a car lot. Mismatched kitchen furniture creates a relaxed and homely space.

Double doors from Amighini Architectural at the end of the kitchen let in natural light. The kitchen lights date from the 1920s when the were used over a car lot. Mismatched kitchen furniture creates a relaxed and homely space.

 Whoever said blue and green should not be seen? the downstairs bathroom with wallpaper from  the Jungalow

Whoever said blue and green should not be seen? the downstairs bathroom with wallpaper from the Jungalow

 The upstairs seating area, houses many plants during the winter months, once again filled with vintage treasures

The upstairs seating area, houses many plants during the winter months, once again filled with vintage treasures

 The Guest bedroom.

The Guest bedroom.

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 The guys' latest project, their outdoor seating area.

The guys' latest project, their outdoor seating area.

This home is one of my absolute favourites as Mark and Joey have created a home that is not just in-keeping with the Victorian Era but which is filled with beautiful antique finds, meaning it is totally a one-off home. The boho vibes, mixed with colourful items, mixed with history of the objects are what I love about it most.

thanks for sharing

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