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On this lookbook, we accumulate 10 dwelling rooms in Victorian and Georgian-era properties that fastidiously steadiness modern fashion with unique options.

The Georgian interval of British historical past ran from 1714 to about 1837, adopted by the Victorian interval from 1837 till 1901. Many UK cities are nonetheless stuffed with outstanding structure from these instances.

Sometimes characterised by brick facades, sash home windows, beneficiant ceilings, timber floorboards, commanding fireplaces and complicated plasterwork, the sturdy structure of these durations stays extremely common right now.

Under, Dezeen has picked out 10 examples of dwelling rooms in Georgian and Victorian-style properties which have been given a contemporary edit.

That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which offers visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes dwelling rooms with timeless modernist aesthetics, peaceable Scandi styling and chic stone surfaces.


Picture is by Zac and Zac

Edinburgh house, UK, by Luke and Joanne McClelland

Architects Luke and Joanne McClelland reworked a bed room right into a lounge that takes benefit of an infinite Georgian bay window of their overhaul of their very own house within the Scottish capital.

They furnished the area utilizing a combination of mid-century furnishings, such because the facet desk and green-velvet armchairs, with extra modern touches just like the graphic monochrome rug and slate-grey sectional couch.

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Concrete Plinth House living room
Picture is by Nick Dearden

Concrete Plinth Home, UK, by DGN Studio

The sitting room on this Victorian home in east London, renovated and prolonged by DGN Studio, has been saved mild and ethereal with a minimalist inside design.

Denison timber flooring and pale partitions complement the marble fire, whereas a function wall lamp injects a contemporary twist.

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House Recast living room
Picture is by French + Tye

The Home Recast, UK, by Studio Ben Allen

The Home Recast, which noticed Studio Ben Allen refurbish a Victorian terraced house in north London, was named finest house enchancment challenge within the 2021 Do not Transfer, Enhance! awards.

A comforting palette of gray, maroon and inexperienced was chosen to offset the unique fire and uncovered floorboards, whereas a serving hatch into the kitchen provides a contact of intrigue.

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Terrazzo House by Simon Astridge
Picture is by Nicholas Worley

Terrazzo Home, UK, by Simon Astridge

The unique brickwork of this Victorian terraced home was left uncovered by London-based architect Simon Astridge to create a function wall and chimney breast in the lounge.

It’s juxtaposed with a extra modern terrazzo espresso desk and a big paper lampshade that pulls consideration to the room’s excessive ceilings.

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315 Clinton by Arnold Studio
Picture is by Nico Schinco

Clinton Residence, USA, by Arnold Studio

Victorian structure was additionally influential throughout the Atlantic Ocean, as demonstrated by this Nineteenth-century constructing in Brooklyn containing a vivid house designed by native observe Arnold Studio.

The house’s unique components are accentuated with a big mirror angled on prime of the picket mantelpiece, whereas the pale wooden floors are extra modern and squishy furnishings offsets a few of the tougher edges.

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Turner Architects Cloistered House
Picture is by Adam Scott

A Cloistered Home, UK, by Turner Architects

Turner Architects renovated and prolonged this Georgian terraced home in south London, with the challenge additionally a winner on the 2021 Do not Transfer, Enhance! contest.

The lounge was given a comfortable really feel by laying a basic cowhide rug over the unique darkish picket flooring, whereas pops of color from bookshelves, furnishings and wall hangings are supposed to mirror altering seasonal colors.

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Living area of ER Residence by Studio Hallett Ike
Picture is by Ståle Eriksen

ER Residence, UK, by Studio Hallett Ike

This ground-floor flat in a Victorian terrace was prolonged and up to date by Studio Hallett Ike with the intention of making a chic minimalist design for a younger household with out an enormous funds.

The unique floorboards and plaster cornicing had been retained, with pale gray plaster used for the partitions and black steel furnishings added to present the area “weight and depth”.

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Tsubo House designed by Fraher & Findlay
Picture is by Adam Scott

Tsubo Home, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

Tinted plaster and refreshed cornicing was additionally used for the partitions of the lounge in Tsubo Home in Hackney, which was overhauled by structure observe Fraher & Findlay.

The area is dressed quite a few patterns and textures, with an enormous shaggy rug, a velvet couch, and a bubblegum-pink version of Faye Toogood’s Roly-Poly chair.

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Rydon Street by Moxon Architects
Picture is by Alexandria Corridor

Rydon Road home, UK, by Moxon Architects

As a distinction to the crisp white aesthetic in the remainder of the house, structure studio Moxon Architects used a deep blue for the lounge on this Victorian London townhouse.

The identical color was used for the restored shutters, fire, cornices and ceiling rose, whereas a chandelier provides the area a proper really feel.

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House 22 living room
Picture by Alan Tansey

Home 22, USA, by VonDalwig Structure

Additionally in Brooklyn, Home 22 was renovated by New York studio VonDalwig Structure with modernist furnishings set among the many preserved unique particulars within the sitting room.

Black leather-based seating and a sculptural espresso desk encompass the intricate fire, whereas a recent black chandelier hangs from the ceiling and bookshelves dominate one wall.

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That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which offers visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes dwelling rooms with timeless modernist aesthetics, peaceable Scandi styling and chic stone surfaces.

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