Friday, August 7, 2009

Victorian Grille: What's In A Name

This week, Shop 4 Classics added the Classic Grills bronze Victorian grille to our website. We offer many different heat registers and air return grilles but the Victorian grille is a personal favorite. Some of us believe the Victorian grille looks more Arts & Crafts. The earthy bronze patinas and the leaf-like symbol that appears in the grille resemble traits from the Arts & Crafts architectural style more closely than the Victorian architectural style. Realistically, the grille can work in any setting. The grille pattern is an original design and not a reproduction.

Even authentic reproductions can cross time periods. Gravity baseboard heat registers are often associated with bungalows from the Arts & Crafts period but we've found them in Victorian and Colonial homes as well. We've even had customers implement Mission Metalworks reproduction gravity-style baseboard registers in new homes in Neotraditional neighborhoods.

The moral of this blog entry is: Don’t be swayed by a name. Just because the grille is called a Victorian grille doesn't mean you must live in a Gothic Revival for it to work in your home. Choose a design and color that matches your d├ęcor. If it's your home, it's your choice.

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