The bowfront Georgian with large windows created rooms of great proportion, with highly decorative plasterwork for additional elegance. While people in the Georgian period dressed their windows with sumptuous curtains and pelmets, the absence of these allows for a very contemporary aesthetic with a Georgian backdrop.
Georgian properties had an abundance of moldings, and decorations included ribbons, classical figures and urns. We may not be lucky enough to own a period property, but the decorative nature of the design has been used to create many wallpapers, replica moldings and updated takes on classic pieces — such as chandeliers.
Josiah Wedgwood was famous for his pottery and specifically for his jasperware — for which he, like so many of his Georgian design counterparts, took inspiration from the classics. Taking the shapes of Roman vessels, his pieces included classic scenes in white on a background of the colors typical of the era.
Whether or not you like the traditional Wedgwood design, it has inspired generations of color schemes with while moldings — in particular, white on Wedgewood blue. You can see this classic scheme here in a beautiful room with Georgian-style light and proportion. Note also the wooden floor and Oriental rug, also typical of the era.
Thomas Chippendale, another Georgian designer and cabinetmaker, hardly needs an introduction, as his work continues to inspire furniture design today. His unique style has an underlying simplicity with exotic Chinese influences. Nowadays his work is often used in the styling of balustrades and railings.