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Technical Tuesday Episode #501: Victorian X Blended Stain Overtones

November 17th, 2020

When you’re going for a custom wine cellar project, you should go all out! And we don’t mean spending an obscene amount of money to get what you want. That’s because our highly experienced design consultants here at WCI can get you exactly what you want at the price you can afford. Our clients can attest to that with this gorgeous Victorian x Blended Stain overtones on their custom wine room:

Project # 302443
Wood: Custom/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1530
Where: Duluth, GA
Stain: Blended


The styles that emerged during the lifetime of England’s second-longest reigning monarch are present even today. The  influences from the Victorian age very much evident in art, architecture, design, and decor. Note that this era was a period of prosperity for Great Britain. Notably, that era placed high value on beautiful things and ornate details. Money was no object and it became known as an ostentatious style. Thankfully, you don’t need to go beyond your budget to incorporate this theme into your wine cellar.

Victorian x Blended Stain overtones

Our clients worked closely with our team to recreate details reminiscent of Victorian overtones. They took inspiration from Gothic spires, vaulted ceilings, moldings. Notice the stone archways and beautiful stone mosaic flooring in this wine room. Unique lighting accessories were also thrown in for added aesthetic.

Blended Stain on wine racks

Now let’s move on to the wine racks. They were customized to fit perfectly into the stone archways. You can see the high-quality craftsmanship of the racking assembly as it looks completely built-in. There is also a good variety of bottle storage options, including lots of room for bulk bottles. The wood option for this project is Premium Redwood. This is a more reasonably priced wood compared to Grand Mahogany or All-Heart Redwood. Nonetheless, it is no slouch when it comes to durability and resiliency. Moreover, it absorbs stains and finishes very well.
Loving the stone archways!

Moving on to stains and finishes, see how the racks are dressed up in a very bold stain color. This is also one of the characteristics of the Victorian style. It’s all about the play of dark and light palettes, interwoven with different textures. Instead of the Midnight Black Stain though, clients chose to go for the Blended Stain option. What is our Blended Stain option? It is exactly what the name suggests. Did you know that here at WCI, we can blend any of our current stains together. This allows us to create something completely custom for our clients! We can even take a custom match and match it up. *Cheers*

Lighting accents on archway

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