As I am writing this I realize this is the first throwback in which it takes place in America! Today I’ll be discussing American Georgian, a time when America was finally gaining a style and more upscale furnishings and interiors. Emerging from the dreary and simplistic colonial style, Americans were gaining knowledge and skill in architecture and interior design from our English predecessors. In American Georgian, a chain of influence starting from the elaborate French court (which had influences from all over Europe and Asia), influencing the British in their design esthetic which, in turn, influenced our ancestors here in America.
In colonial America, many people weren’t skilled in furniture making or architecture. Americans had a basic understanding of architecture, thus led to basic buildings with no extravagant embellishing or any sign of skill. However in the 1700s, Americans began studying the works of English architects and became inspired by the works of Andrea Palladio, Inigo Jones and others who all had written fundamental architectural pattern books. Using these designs, American style became more sophisticated and elegant. Symmetry and formality began appearing both architecturally and internally in American buildings, especially in public buildings. More detail and elegance also began to appear in furnishings, textiles were being imported creating more luxury in homes. Although American Georgian is still simplistic compared to styles such as French Rococo, American Georgian is significant however because it started the esthetic of classic American design.
Mystic Valley Traders encompasses American Georgian in the Montana Collection. Similar to the colors of American Georgian, classic reds, black and creams are being used in the saddle, meadow and cabin fabric. A lush floral design on the duvet cover expresses the similar elegance that American Georgian began to import during that time. These classic designs provides warmth and intimacy in any room.
I hope you all have enjoyed todays Throwback!