Where Ge­orge and Vic­to­ria Meet


Victorian Homes - - Contents - By Stephanie Agnes-crock­ett

Dis­cover how the Ge­or­gian era in­flu­enced Vic­to­rian ar­chi­tec­ture.

While Queen Vic­to­ria, Eng­land’s long­est reign­ing monarch, lends her name to the Vic­to­rian era, the Ge­or­gian pe­riod is named af­ter not one, but four, English rulers. From 1714 to 1830, one Ge­orge af­ter an­other took the throne, prior to Vic­to­ria’s as­cen­sion in 1837. In Ge­or­gian Style and De­sign for Con­tem­po­rary Liv­ing, in­te­rior de­signer Hen­ri­etta Spencer-churchill of Wood­stock De­signs ex­pounds on the his­tory and con­tin­ued re­silience of Ge­or­gian in­te­ri­ors and ex­te­ri­ors, which al­most lit­er­ally laid the foun­da­tion for Vic­to­rian build­ing. She guides read­ers on tours through the homes she’s de­signed, re­veal­ing that even new builds can show­case clas­sic ex­cel­lence.

“No mat­ter how tiny a hall may be,” SpencerChurchill writes, “I will al­ways try to fur­nish it as a room.” She ex­em­pli­fies the prin­ci­ple in this neatly fur­nished hall­way, com­plete with paint­ings, lamp and drum ta­ble.

The el­e­gant harp be­side the rosy pink arm­chair echoes with his­tor­i­cal res­o­nance in this charm­ing mu­sic room.

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