English Regency, British Greek Revival

1790-1840
The term Regency can refer to many periods. Politically it designates the time between 1811 and 1820 when George, Prince of Wales, serves as Prince Regent for his father who is too ill to reign. Artistically, Regency covers the years between 1790 and 1830, when style becomes dominated by classicism in architecture, interiors, and furniture. Two different paths arise in this time however, one being – to maintain the flow of the Neoclassical, continuing its lightness and advocating stylistic purity and archaeological correctness. The other style adopts elements from other classical sources, such as the Italian Renaissance.

Design Characteristics:
1. Classicism dominates, yet the Regency architecture exhibits great variety and eclecticism through Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Italian Renaissance, medieval, and exotic influences.
2. Follows two paths: Neoclassicism and Picturesque Movement
3. Types of buildings included: monuments, banks, museums, gentlemen’s clubs, markets, churches, factories, and warehouses.
4. site orientation: Buildings are a part of picturesque urban developments and their relationship with streets and neighbors
5. floor plans: symmetry continues to govern the disposition of spaces, many higher up buildings have spaces designed to size and shape the space’s functionality
6. materials: stucco is colored and scored to resemble stone
7. windows: may be rectangular or square, small or large, sash and french windows are arranged symmetrically across the facade usually with blank walls in between
8. doors: wood paneled with surrounds appropriate to the style
9. roofs: may be flat, gabled with pitch, hipped, vaulted, or domed

NOW TO SOME AWESOME AND AMAZING PHOTOS OF PLACES THAT WE WISH WE C0ULD SEE BUT MOST LIKELY WILL ONLY GET TO DREAM OF SUCH PLACES!!!!!!!















































NOW ON TO SOME AWESOME AND AMAZING FURNITURE! OH MY GOODNESS…..I am so not going to keep typing in caps lock. ha ha.
types of furniture: new pieces of furniture include sofa tables, Grecian couches, X-form stools, nesting tables, work tables, chiffoniers, and dwarf bookcases. Also new to the time period is the whatnot, a stand of open shelves for display and the flower stand. (I think I just found my new favorite piece of furniture 🙂
Living patterns are less formal and modern space planning comes into play for use and convenience. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES!




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