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1898 Victorian Home Masters the Accent Wallpaper Game

It's an instant modern touch

Recently highlighted on Design Sponge, this 1898 Victorian beauty in Portland is a great case study in how to spruce up an older home with bright and fun wallpaper. As you can see in the shots below, the homeowners—illustrator Lisa Congdon and marketing professional Clay Lauren Walsh—definitely took advantage of bathrooms as smaller canvases to try out eye-popping patterns, all of which were designed by Congdon herself.

The powder room by the kitchen, for example, features a gold fern design that matches perfectly with the golden fixtures. Another Congdon pattern also turns a corner of the home's entryway into an accent wall. Of course, we also love the adorable breakfast nook, which happens to be one of the top picks for old-fashioned home decor trends readers wish to see revived. Do check out the full home tour in Design Sponge.