English Regency Interiors

One of the most iconic and influential English Regency interiors is the Lincoln Fields Inn, London 1812-1814, which is now the Sear John Soane’s museum. It was built by one of England’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane.  He was renown for eliminating details and reducing classical forms to reflect slender proportions. The light effects are created with the use of skylights and mirrors. The breakfast room features a light, and a shallow dome stretches across the center of the room and is illuminated by an octagonal skylight filled with panels of colored glass.

Some of the most common furniture forms used in the Regency style are curule forms, x forms, klismos, sphinxes, monopodia, chimera and griffins.  The most influential designers of this period were Sir John Soane, Thomas Hope and John Nash.