Regency Interior Style inspired by Jane Austen

Article from the Decorative Fair website - www.decorativefair.com

Two recent foyer display room-sets at the Fair focused on Regency period style, inspired by interiors that would have been familiar to Jane Austen. One room was based on Mansfield Park, the grand fictional property filled with fine furniture and paintings, the other on Chawton Cottage. This is where Jane lived with her sister and mother for many years, a modest village home that would have been decorated in a vernacular, ordinary English country house style.

The displays were styled by Helen Linfield of Wakelin & Linfield, one of the UK’s leading experts on 18th and 19th century furniture and a regular exhibitor at the Fair. The display re-created two rooms of different social echelons, as they might have looked in Regency England when Jane Austen was writing. Whilst some items were fashionable up-to-the-minute Regency design (1811-1820), in the main the collection comprised numerous earlier periods that demonstrated the layering of history typical to most homes of the time. The display included pieces from the late Stuart period through to 1817 the year of Jane’s death. All items were selected from exhibitors at the Fair.

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