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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    It's pretty nice and fits my world well.

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    Need some help in identifying this housing style. I assumed Georgian after some research but wanted some more expert opinions.

    Also are there any interior design magazines/websites/companies that are good for particular housing styles? The stuff I can find on Georgian style houses looks very cluttered. . .

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    I've always thought of that as Federal, so your post had me googling. Here's an interesting discussion of the difference: http://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/Articles.php?id=35

    They've ceased publication in the last 10 years or so, but when I was a kid my mom subscribed to Colonial Homes. You could look for back issues on EBay.
     
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    In the UK "Georgian" refers to a building built while there was a king called George on the throne - basically the whole of the 18th century.

    If you look at original paintings and illustrations from that period, the interiors are actually quite sparse, even in the homes of the wealthy. Maybe richly decorated, and what stuff there is may be ornate, but not that much of it. Modern recreations are often a bit overly done.
     
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    That's French colonial with a hint of federal. Georgian refers to the large townhouse style built in uk and irish cities during the reign of king George prior tomthe Victorian era. They are recognizable through their dominant and colorful wooden front doors
     
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    ^Georgian refers not just to townhouses (of all sizes) but country houses, churches, palaces, hospitals, barracks, prisons, warehouses, town halls, clock towers, follies etc etc...

    The front doors would have been painted sober, very dark shades of red, brown and green, or, later, shades of bronze-green. Door furniture was black.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Seems like I will have to cross different styles since it isn't distinctly one or the other. We have some immediate improvements in mind other than decorating so being able to live the in the house and figure out what will look good is a plus.
     
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    I'm not sure how true this is, but I've always assumed this was the case due in part because of the time involved in building furniture and other home goods at the time. Hard to fill your home full of junk when it is not in high supply.
     
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    Close to public transport, access to a private park less than a minute from Oxford Street. What more could you want?
     
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    A garage.
     
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    That backyard room setup is pretty sick. Also the size of those rooms, whoa!
     
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    Yeah, those houses are pretty mad, I live just around the corner from there and 3.5+ meter ceilings are fairly standard, moving to a normal house is going to feel weird.
     
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    I gotta read those URLs more closely when I'm at work...
     
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    Sorry, dude.

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    My own fault. There was even an 18+ acknowledgement that I just clicked through without thinking. No harm done!
     
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    Correct but in Modern times and in most cases when referring to "Georgian" style the traditional town houses are what most envisage. As to the colourful doors, a Georgian door is still a Georgian door with its wooden panels. They are mostly colourful today reflecting a trend from the Edwardian times of painting the doors bright Green or Red. 20 years ago I was involved in the restoration of a Georgian House in Blessington Street in Dublin. Apart from finding some very cool items under the floorboards including childrens shoes which we gave to a museum, we sanded down the door to reveal it had been painted several times. The first coat was black but the second was bright green then red then white and finally blue. It was a trip back through history. Most Country houses cannot be regarded as examples of Georgian architecture because in the mid 80´s most went through a period of bastardization through their wealthy owners who had fallen for the trend of turning their lovely Georgian mansions into Mock Tudor monstrosities. Two of the best examples of this were Eileen Greys family home in Wexford or Lord Carnarvons family home Highclere house probably better know to you all at Downton Abbey. Check out some of the early pictures to see what was done to them. No today when you picture Georgian its mainly town house with those big Rectangular windows and those lovely panel doors which were later offset by coloums.
     

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