Get The Look : Bridgerton Interiors

Netflix’s latest show Bridgerton centring on the competitive world of Regency era London during the debutante season, has been impossible to ignore – proving an instant hit with audiences when it was released at Christmas and became the perfect medium for lockdown escapism. 

Based on Julia Quinn’s novels and directed by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) it is set in 1800s London but designed for today’s millennial and Gen Z audiences. The script is bold and sets are an updated take on Regency with refined palettes of blue, white and champagne with extravagant plasterwork details, dramatic chequered ballroom floors and an abundance of contemporary floral styling.

British production designer Will Hughes-Jones used Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 period drama Barry Lyndon and Sophia Coppola’s 2006 version of Marie Antoinette as inspiration for the grand salons, ballrooms and styling.

Moodboard courtesy Will Hughes-Jones

The exterior of the estate belonging to the central family ‘The Bridgertons’ was filmed at a red-brick Georgian mansion in Greenwich known as Ranger’s House and the interiors are designed to replicate iconic Wedgwood china. The Bridgerton symbol is a bee, whilst the neighbouring family the Featheringtons employ a butterfly motif – these details are subtly woven into the decor.

Daydreaming our way into such delightful surroundings is hard to resist… let me take you through how to get the look for your own home and some inspiring accounts to follow to continue your regency love affair…

 

 

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THINGS TO BUY
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Floral Lampshades £140 each Projektityyny

Floral Lampshades £140 each Projektityyny 

 Hand-painted Candlesticks £32, Isla Simpson / Recipe Cards £18, Romeo and Jules / Green Mirabelle Scalloped Bedding from £23.30 Cologne and Cotton / Floral Transfer Wine Glass £4.99, Zara Home

Hand painted Seashell $325, Riley Sheehey

Hand painted Seashell $325, Riley Sheehey

Boticelli Armchair £505, Perch and Parrow / Tulips of Belgravia £145, Ottoline / Palazzo Scented Candle £155, Liberty / Gold Floral Wall Hanging £80, Rockett St George

Hencroft Blue Primula Wallpaper £94 per roll, Little Green Paint Co 

 Sporty Stripes in Green £158, Ottoline / Rinka Soup Cup, €50 Love Ecru / Marie Antoinette Bust €110, Cire Trudon / Meadowsweet Teaspoons £28, Anthropologie

Arts & crafts pioneer blue print €38 PSTRS StudioArts & Crafts Pioneer Blue print, €38 PSTRS Studio

Abeeko Smoke Decanter £39.95, Nkuku / Jasper Blue Scrolling Fern silhouette wallpaper, price on request Soane / Polished Brass Hand Door Knocker £34.19, Black Country Metal Works / Stellar Monogram Trinket Dish £10, Anthropologie

Cameo Powder Pink Wallpaper £120, Woodchip and Magnolia

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10 ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

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1. Get The Gusto

Get The Gusto Instagram

The Instagram account of Florida based antiques store Get The Gusto is an eclectic array of 17th and 18th century antiques objects and artworks, old and new, gathered and re-invented from around the globe.

2. Inigo House

Inigo Instagram

A sister site to the The Modern House  – Inigo House is the inspiring feed of a new estate agency for historic homes focusing on Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in Britain.

3. Polly Fern

Polly Fern Instagram

Suffolk based ceramist Polly Fern’s feed is a visual treat of traditionally  inspired ceramics hand-painted with historical and folkloric illustrations.

4. Lassco

Lassco Instagram

Renowned London salvage warehouse Lassco is a treasure trove of grand reclaimed architectural antiques and curiosities.

5. Aprils Bakery

Aprils Baker

The account of independent London bakery April’s Baker features gloriously fancy Regency inspired cakes piped in an array of pastel buttercream and adorned with pristine glacé cherries.

6. Isla Simpson

Isla Simpson Instagram

London based illustrator Isla Simpson creates wonderfully chintzy stationery and home accessories with a nostalgic English aesthetic. 

7. Twigg Studios

Aimee Twigger Instagram

Cookbook writer and photographer Aimee Twigger’s atmospheric food imagery will have you racing to the scullery! Her work couples evocative rustic styling and elaborate vintage bakes.

8. Riley Sheehey

RileySheehey

Specialising in vintage watercolour illustration Riley Sheehey experiments with mixed medium, painting with acrylics on a variety of surfaces – seashells, suitcases, clothing, purses and even bottles of champagne.

 9. The Merchant’s Table

The Merchants Table Instagram

The Merchant’s table in Suffolk is a double fronted Georgian shop within a 16th Century merchant’s house. The shop sells exquisite hand-crafted objects for the home by independent British makers and artists like these hand-painted oyster shells.

10. Geoffery Preston Sculpture

Geoffrey Preston Sculpture Instagram

Mermaids on the walls of the Goring Hotel in London and a flying Unicorn for Annabels in Mayfair are a few of the mesmerising plasterwork creations from this small sculpture-work studio in Devon.

 

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others. She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

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