Blue Room

 

This room was reserved for Avoca’s guests and, according to the family, was always decorated in blue.  Though this bed is a reproduction, it is worth noting that among the many scientific discoveries of the Victorian Era (vaccination, pasteurization, etc.) was the realization that fresh, circulating air was healthy.  As mentioned before, in earlier times the bed was an expensive and bulky piece of furniture, heavily draped and sometimes closed with wooden shutters or doors.  While Victorian fashion still demanded a showy and elegant bed, it was understood that air circulation was important.  This bed demonstrates the union of expensive textiles and carpentry with the desire for openness. 

 

Today this room is used regularly as a dressing room for brides getting married at Avoca.