Georgian Style and Design for Contemporary Living

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Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, noted authority on using traditional style in contemporary settings, examines how the Georgian era is inspiring today’s interiors. Associated by most Americans with Colonial Williamsburg or Jefferson’s Monticello, the Georgian style confers a sense of comfortable luxury that makes any home a haven, as well as a showcase. Proceeding room by room, she examines how updated Georgian style relates to contemporary living. In addition to the staple interior spaces such as living room, kitchen, and bedroom, the book uncovers new applications of Georgian style in such contemporary "must-haves" like home offices, media rooms, fitness rooms, and the transformation of the bath into the home spa.Each chapter is illustrated with photographs that demonstrate the meaning of pleasing proportions and good layouts, complete with detail shots of fabric swatches, color samples, and drawings from the author’s design portfolio. A key feature is the focus on design flow to bring consistency to the entire home, and how to juggle spaces for the less formal, family-friendly orientation that is the hallmark of contemporary living. Applying classic design principles to indoor/outdoor lifestyles and eco-friendly living is also discussed.

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Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is the granddaughter of Winston Churchill. She lives in London and runs the highly successful design firm Woodstock Designs. She is the author of Classic Interior Design, Classic Design Styles, and Classic Entertaining, and frequently lectures on interior design.

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"Evoking the regal comfort of Colonial Williamsburg or Jefferson's Monticello...Henrietta Spencer-Churchill explores how an update of Georgian style can be adapted for contemporary living..." ~New York Living

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Henrietta Spencer-Churchill examines design principles and aesthetic preferences of the Georgian era and makes an incontrovertible case for their applicability today." ~Veranda

“Complete with interesting history about the evolution of Georgian philosophy and a design breakdown of stunning homes, Georgian Style and Design is a wonderfully informative and illustrative read.” ~Romantic Homes Magazine

“Whether your project is large, small, original or new-build, this book and its beautiful photography will provide inspiration and practical tips.” ~IDFX Magazine

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