Interior design: Georgian

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The Georgian period covered the years from 1714 to 1830 when there were four consecutive King Georges on the throne. The last George, as Prince Regent from 1811 – 1820, presided over a more flamboyant Regency style.

Georgian architecture and interiors were known for their elegance and lightness of touch. Various styles were in vogue, and involved some cross-over, including the frothy and feminine Rococo and the influence of the Far East on designs for wallpaper and furniture.

Among the most enduring styles was Neo-classical championed by architects such as Robert Adam. Neo-classicism drew on classical forms and motifs based on Roman and Greek architecture, art, sculpture, pottery and decoration.

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