Where George and Victoria Meet
DISCOVER HOW THE GEORGIAN ERA INFLUENCED VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE.
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.