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Considered by many to be the epitome of all the desirable things to the idea of interior design (and, incidentally, its exterior too), the Georgian period has had a major influence on how we organize our homes today and, in fact, the basis for the current English country house style popular. The combination of perfect proportions, symmetry and harmony is hard to resist. Covering a period of about a hundred years from George I accession to the throne in 1714, Georgian style represents the sum of several highly diverse import styles, homogenizing the high points in English decoration. This style is in turn re-exported, affecting, in particular, a newly established colony in North America. At the beginning of the period, rococo was all the rage in France and to some extent throughout Europe.
With asymmetrical, florid and asymmetrical lines that feature motifs such as rolls, shells, flowers and ribbons – in fact, anything that a curve can represent – it has many admirers, at least in the French court, a fashion font in Europe. In the UK, however, there are other forces in the workplace. The Grand Tour, performed by many well-built men to enrich its cultural knowledge of the world, means a continental idea, especially adopted in Italy – a ‘must stop’ on the way – given a spectacle at home. Earl of Burlington is the one who travels. An architect, he was much influenced by Andrea Palladio’s work in Italy, and on his return to England popularized this classic style of architecture. The clash of these two very different styles could mean a terrible compromise.
Instead the best of both is preserved and the results are amazing. Straight lines, symmetry and Palladian style controls serve to withstand the fluidity and resemblance of excessive rococo interpretation. In turn French delights and freedom of the line lift the rather limited classic style. Two important influences are added two more, Gothick (‘k’ denotes the period of awakening) and chinoiserie. Every era refers to the past and this is no exception and, with the increasing availability of furniture from the east, oriental flavor also creep into the English decorating currency. One remarkable feature of the period is, through the genius of the likes of Robert Adam and William Kent, interior design for the first time connected with the exterior.
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Classic battles, plinths and pilasters are all found inside the house to become a common interior decoration. Foreign trade and rising wealth lead to demand for more sophisticated lifestyles. Rudimentary pipes (cold ground water and basic waste disposal) are available, as well as better heating and lighting in the homes of nobles and merchant classes. Lowering the social strata is a very different story, a fact that can be put to great advantage when planning the current Georgian interior. It is not necessary to inherit a large country house along with a substantial budget before considering the adoption of Georgian style. All you need is a room with a pleasant proportion and knowledge of materials and styles adopted by today’s average household.
Modern natural floor layers, such as hemp on tile floors, will serve every bit as well as the precious Aubusson carpets in ancient wood. Like other interior styles of the era, as the development of materials and skills that greatly affect the interior mode changes. The use of hardwood (mahogany in particular) and the refinement of glass production mean that the initial ‘heavy’ design gives way to a more refined style. The rooms are predominantly, as usual, with practical consideration. The need to stay warm and introduce as much light as possible means great thought given to fireplaces and windows. Mirrors are also an important feature, reflecting and enhancing what natural light is available and, at night, candle light.
Practical in spite of these elements, does not mean they must have a utilitarian appearance. The fireplace is surrounded by the grandest treatments in fine marble, carved mirrors carved with neatly carved gold windows and windows, and with beautiful paneled windows made of panels or curtains hung from fine wooden rims. In addition, the doors (often double) are parachuted, the plafond is printed and the walls are often paneled. Not only is this golden age of architecture and decoration but also furniture making is at its peak. The design of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton are legendary and constantly revived. So it’s no wonder that the Georgian-style elements survive and are as popular as ever.