Grand Georgian (1765 - 1811) rooms had fireplaces that reflected the style of the room which is illustrated in figure 1, and fundamental to developing this feel is the structural element of the stone work which consists of the elaborate fireplace and the wall detailing. The style is further complimented by the traditional furnishing and accessories.
In the second half of the eighteen century, the interiors of Georgian Houses came to be redesigned with elegance and refinement and contained clean lines and decorative details. They took the hallmarks of the classicism of the Greeks and Romans and interpreted then in a modern form, which was termed neoclassicism.
Color, elastic appearance and good workability are perhaps the most important physical properties in marble and this is evident with the classical style inlays on the side panels of the fireplace. The fire place with its dominant Greek design is further decorated with Bossi work, the technique of carving out white marble and infilling with decorative colour marble. Bartoli an Italian Craftsman of this period was a master of this technique, and Robert Adams used his skills on a number of Fireplaces.
Plastering walls began in Britain as a means of preserving heat, and reducing fire risk. This hand mounted plaster work was most likely composed of Gypsum (calcium sulphate) instead of lime, and mixed with animal hair, or perhaps straw or reeds for additional binding, strength and durability
This sophisticated minimal contemporary department store has numerous elements that make it work. Firstly the elegant white Carrara marble walkway with its seamless finish complement and contrast both in colour and texture with this luxuries carpet. This contrast also acts as a directional tool as it forms an edge to the walk way and highlights specific walk ways which helps to create clarity between departments for the customers journey. Also the “cat walk” style central walkway...