06 Feb Georgian Elegance Beyond Britain: Exploring Georgian Style Buildings Worldwide
A Global Georgian Affair
Most of the Georgian interior designs we work on are in the UK. But sometimes we are asked to help design and renovate Georgian style property interiors further afield.
The Georgian architectural style, characterised by its elegance, symmetry, and classical influences, has been applied to many civic and residential buildings around the world. Originating in the 18th century, Georgian interior styles and architecture quickly gained popularity and influenced construction far beyond the UK. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Georgian interiors and style has left its indelible mark on buildings around the world.
Georgian architecture and interiors in USA
While Georgian architecture has deep roots in Britain, it was fashionable in various countries, adapting to local tastes and influences. In the United States, for instance, the Federal style emerged as a distinctive variant of Georgian architecture. Notable examples include the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond and the Massachusetts State House in Boston, showcasing the timeless appeal of symmetrical facades and classical elements that define the Georgian style.
In Russia, the reign of Catherine the Great saw a flourishing of Georgian-inspired architecture and interiors. The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, with its neoclassical features and grandeur, reflects the influence of the Georgian aesthetic on the imperial architecture of Russia. The subtle blend of simplicity and sophistication, characteristic of Georgian design, resonates in the heart of the Russian cultural capital.
Even in far-flung corners of the globe, the Georgian style has found expression. Australia boasts buildings that pay homage to the elegance of Georgian architecture. Old Government House in stands as a prime example, exhibiting the characteristic symmetry, proportion, and classical detailing that define the Georgian era. Even after the end of the Georgian period in the UK (and the start of the Regency period), Francis Greenway, a Bristol architect was transported to the colony in 1814 to help meet the demand for Georgian style buildings in Australia.
India’s Georgian buildings
Georgian architecture also made its presence felt in parts of Asia, albeit with unique adaptations. In India, the Viceroy’s House in New Delhi, now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, incorporates Georgian elements alongside other architectural styles. The fusion of Georgian principles with local design sensibilities showcases the adaptability of the style across diverse cultural landscapes.
Georgian interior design by Etons of Bath
The Georgian architectural style has proven to be a global phenomenon and a long-standing export. Etons of Bath work internationally for clients who own Georgian style homes but need help with Georgian style interior design. Too often, these interiors can become too ”grand millennial” in an attempt to ‘be historical’ which can feel rather old fashioned.
We help to ensure the Georgian interior styles and designs both fit the classical influences and proportions but are also suited to contemporary living and client tastes.
Contact us today to see how we can help with your Georgian interior styles