The paneled Georgian door, flanked by flattened
columns, topped with a filigree fanlight or crown,
makes an imposing, elegant impression. The door is
set in a flat stone or brick facade, punctuated by
symmetrical windows, paired chimneys and perhaps --
in a grander house -- a stone terrace. Wrought
iron lampposts or fencing, a stone walkway, and
shutters complete this traditional, gracious house
|Georgian architecture, the style of choice
throughout the eighteenth century in England and
America, took ancient Greece and Rome as its
inspiration. From grand English country houses to
the humbler colonial pattern-book homes of
America, Georgian style recreated the balance,
harmony and dignity of its Classical sources.
doorway with 'fanlight' above the entrance.
Georgian Fireplace Mantel
Hand built wood mantels with hand applied
Carefully assembled utilizing tongue and groove,
splines and precision engineered joints and
Our mantels can be manufactured in any size or
wood species desired. Poplar is our standard
Width 54 in. x Height 36 in.
Height: 4' 6"
Georgian interiors, in keeping with the
architecture, emphasize an elegant sense of
proportion. Rooms are airy and light, color schemes
pale, and classical symmetry is paramount. The
furniture is delicate --
Queen Anne wing chairs
upholstered in pale cream damask, a carved
Chippendale highboy. The fireplace is the heart of
the room, and should be fully outfitted with cast
iron, carved pillars and medallions, and a fire
Georgian Style architectural details and
Ceiling medallions, cornices
and moldings. Authentic Period and Historic Home
All crafted in genuine plaster.
For commercial and residential environments.
|The contemporary decorator can choose among austere
and intricate Georgian design elements.
decoration was commonly used atop the style's
neoclassical, rectilinear foundations. Plaster
walls, paneled halfway up (called a "dado") and
painted cream or sage, might be adorned with
elaborate crown molding. Ceilings were commonly
festooned with decorative plaster: ribbons, swags,
classical urns and even figural sculpture. Bolder
decorators can use faux marble or gold on wall
paneling, and even scenic or historical murals are
not out of place.
Decorative objects, particularly Chinoiserie, add
color and authenticity to
a Georgian room: everything from knick-knacks to
wallpaper was being
imported from the Far East during the period.
Ming-style blue and white
porcelain and celadon table lamps, lacquer work, and
bronze ornaments are good places to start. Wooden
picture frames should be heavy and elaborately
carved. Items with a British feeling, like silver
tea services, are also appropriate.
Elements of Georgian Style:
paneling, stained or painted, up to dado height;
baseboard molding; chair rails. Plain plaster walls
with molding will also
do. Wall colors are generally pale: cream, dusky
rose, sage or pea green, powder blue, gray-beige.
Florals are fine, particularly Chinese motifs like
peonies and chrysanthemums. In grander houses,
antiqued wall finishes, gold, and murals can be
Furniture: Delicately carved, graceful
furniture in walnut, mahogany.
Hepplewhite, Queen Anne, Sheraton, and Chippendale
style furniture are all appropriate in a Georgian
room. Fabrics should be luxurious -- brocade,
damask, and tapestry -- and colors and patterns
subtle. Polished cotton and chintz, perhaps with a
small flower pattern, will work nicely. Georgian
upholstery and curtains often had matching fabric.
Windows: Dramatic draperies: swag, rope
tassels, fringe, backed with sheers, wood blinds or
Floors: Wood floors covered with oriental
rugs are best. Plush carpet,
perhaps floral, is fine also. In grand houses,
marble floors were used.
Lighting: Chandeliers in brass or crystal;
Chinese motif table lamps. Wall
sconces in silver or brass.
Accessories: Chinese porcelain, lacquer
ware, silver tea services, linens, carved picture
frames. Small sculptures, busts. Fans, bronze,