Netflix’s steamy Regency period drama, Bridgerton, one of the biggest shows of 2021, returns on 25 March 2022 to thrill its viewers once again with royal romances, dashing Dukes and beautiful period properties. On our quest to instil the Regency and Georgian eras into our lives, Fine & Country Property Staging share their top Bridgerton-inspired home design tips with a contemporary twist, as well as quintessential homes on the market that would fit perfectly in the series.
The first Bridgerton family home seen in the Netflix series is an elegant Georgian property, which currently serves as an art museum in Greenwich, London, called Ranger’s House. Wisteria and Ivy were added to the exterior of the residence to make the property feel more enchanting.
Regarded as one of Jersey's finest homes, this magnificent and distinctive period granite residence is located in a much sought-after part of the island. Delightful wisteria drapes over the rear of the building's façade, overlooking one of the island's most spectacular private gardens.
This Grade II Georgian house and cottage, known as The Old Vicarage and the Old Vicarage Cottage, have been sympathetically restored to the period of the property and now provides the perfect balance of period charm and modern conveniences for a fantastic family home. Evergreen climbers cling to the frontage of this home, seamlessly blending with the beautiful gardens.
A statement staircase
Welcoming you into the home, a statement staircase can bring a sense of grandeur. Plenty of important entrances and exchanges take place in the family’s entrance hall, the staircase adding extravagance to the start of any encounter.
This functional feature of your home is an opportunity to take your home design to new heights and 'wow' your guests from the moment they enter your home.
Steeped in history, this grand Victorian residence offers elegant and spacious reception rooms, and eight bedrooms, all accessed from the grand entrance hallway, featuring a beautiful wooden staircase, high ceilings and a fireplace.
Grand period homes are not the only properties permitted to make such an impactful entrance. For a more contemporary twist, modern winding sculptures, floating marble steps adorned with ornate metal railings and bespoke balustrades can be installed to create your own lavish entryway.
In true Bridgerton super-prime style, Hampton Hall knows how to make a statement, not least in its triple-vaulted entrance hall with a grand staircase, complete with marble flooring, stone columns and a chandelier.
Designed and finished to an exquisite standard, incorporating cutting edge technology, is this exceptional residence that benefits from just under 8,000 sq. ft. In the centre of the home, a grand entrance hall features a stunning spiral staircase with a Flos chandelier.
Tahilla has been meticulously constructed to offer the perfect blend of family living and entertaining. The reception hall is a welcoming and bright open space, enjoying a stunning centrepiece; a bespoke marble staircase, lit by the roof lantern above and leading to all floors of the home.
A key feature of Georgian architecture and interior design is symmetry. Mirroring elements such as furniture, fixtures and use of colours on both sides of a space creates balance and harmony. A symmetrical space can look fashionable and make a statement when done correctly. Be careful to not create two identical halves to avoid creating a space that is boring.
Tip: Use similar sized furniture pieces, artwork and ornaments to balance each side of a room.
This spectacular new residence is influenced by stately architecture, presented with large reception rooms, including a Georgian-inspired symmetrical drawing room, ideal for entertaining.
Within this handsome and beautifully presented Victorian stucco fronted terrace house a family living room is centred around a built-in wood burner with impressive double-height bay windows, fitted with plantation shutters.
Adorn with details
Brass architectural ironmongery is typical of the Regency era to create beautiful furnishings, taps, light fittings and door handles, complimented by gold-painted picture frames hanging on the walls, glass chandeliers and elegant marble tabletops.
For a modern take on this classic style, adopt a more muted colour palette combined with glass ornaments, elaborate chandeliers, grand mirrors, marble-effect surfaces and ornate ironmongery in black or other darker shades. The buildings and décor of the Regency era was inspired by Egyptian, Gothic, classical Greek and Roman, and Indian styles. Consider introducing classic artwork from these regions. Go even bigger with fitted columns and statues.
In this significantly restored, updated and remodelled detached Victorian house, the dining room, with a bay window and sash frames features a grand fireplace, elaborate plasterwork and a walnut parquet floor.
Bridgerton-style properties on the market
This beautifully appointed 10-bedroom detached residence is set on a plot of circa 1 acre, in the heart of Virginia Water, entered via secure, electronic gates. Upon entering the home you are welcomed into a grand reception hall, which leads to the primary reception room and bar area, media room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two studies and an informal reception room. The lower ground floor hosts a superb leisure complex, which boasts an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, steam room and changing facilities.
Set majestically in over 30 acres of grounds between the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast expanses of Salisbury Plain, Everleigh Manor is one of Wiltshire's finest country homes, with a fascinating history. With accommodation on a truly impressive scale, Everleigh Manor has been subject to extensive renovations over the last two decades.
Hampton Hall blends modern materials and technology with classical design and traditional craftsmanship. It is the latest of a new generation of ‘Prodigy’ homes, influenced by the stately architecture of 16th century English county mansions. Designed to make a statement, to be awe inspiring yet be relaxed, comfortable and serve generations.
Catfoss Hall is located west of the village of Sigglesthorne approximately 4 miles east of the coastal town of Hornsea. This fine country residence circa 1815, has a history dating back over 700 years and sits within an exceptional parkland setting, providing an enviable lifestyle with six-bedroom accommodation, including a fully self-contained annexe with a banqueting hall and a self-contained guest suite.
This captivating incarnation of a Regency mansion is sumptuously appointed and completed with elevations of sculpted English stone and boasts an interior defined by exquisite period detailing, marble and the finest fittings throughout. Set within landscaped parkland in the heart of Worcestershire, this is arguably the finest country home to have been constructed in England in recent years.
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