In a world of tight corsets, feathered headpieces and grandiose gowns, Netflix’s hit series
brings Regency style to life, both in fashion and interior design. The eight-episode romantic drama — based on the novels by Julia Quinn and produced by Shonda Rhimes — follows two families in 1800s high-society London. The town gossip Lady Whistledown’s scathing society papers will leave you on the edge of your seat, but the OTT estates will have you hitting “next episode.” Scroll down to go inside the sets of this buzzy show — velvet perches, gilt crown molding and Wedgewood Blue hues abound! Bridgerton
The Bridgerton family residence stuns with mid-tone
herringbone-laid floors (very European), columns adorned with plaster moldings and sumptuous tassel-trimmed curtains to divide up the entrance hall.
Curvaceous black iron railings get an upgrade with gold flowers and ribbons, which are almost as beautiful as the gowns in dressmaker Genevieve Delacroix’s shop.
In the sitting room, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her sister, Eloise (Claudia Jessie), sit on a brocade settee with stripes of Wedgewood Blue, a timeless color inspired by the popular china at the time.
There is no shortage of extravagance and decadence in the Regency era, so it’s no surprise Queen Charlotte’s palace is dressed with ornate mirrors and candelabras which echo the embroidery on Daphne’s gown.
Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), her ladies-in-waiting and Pomeranians look regal posing on a luxurious red pedestal lined with gold fringe. Gilt-framed oil paintings of royalty create a sense of place.
Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) sits with the Duke of Hastings a.k.a. Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) in the gentleman’s room. Handsome espresso-colored leather chairs and a leggy cocktail table encourage conversation over drinks and cigars.
“A pairing like that would be most enchanting indeed,” says the queen in Episode 2 while having tea with Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell). She may be talking about Simon and Daphne, but the same could be said about the striking red and gold palette in this room.
Wedgewood Blue appears again at the opera through the box’s silk curtains and Daphne’s dainty dress and gloves. Dark wood millwork is a common element of Regency style.
Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) pets her dog in her family’s living room, where pistachio green damask wallpaper and a gorgeously gothic yet stately fireplace exude maximalist elegance.
A perch fit for a queen? Look no further than this high-back plush settee with intricate piping. It’s the perfect place to sip tea while you read about the latest scandal reported by Lady Whistledown.
Author: Victoria Christie
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