Saturday, January 30, 2010

Getting the Regency Setting

Writing the setting use to be problematic for me because of my need to decorate each room to perfection, based on the style of the era but lately I’ve been inspired. The decorator in me wants to regale my readers with elements from the works of the master architects and the early interior designers so instead of filling my manuscript with tedious imagery from the works of Hepplewhite, Nash and Jones I’ve decided to post them here.


John Nash's Brighton Pavilion
The Blue Room at Carlton House

More of Carlton House

Luigi Premazzi

Luigi Premazzi






A lovely weekend to all,
Simone.

26 comments:

  1. Bonjour Simone,
    Thank you for these beautiful pictures, inspiring indeed. I'm sure you were a wonderful interior designer.
    Bon week-end!

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  2. So many sparkles and shiny objects. I would think it'd be suffocating to be in those rooms for extended periods of time.

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  3. Honestly, Simone, your site is so lush and beautiful, I don't dare visit too often because I get lost in it. And this from someone who doesn't believe in HEAs! One day soon I'm going treat myself to an afternoon reading your chapters and shorts.

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  4. Luigi Premazzi's 'office' looks so beautiful! I'm sure you now have plenty of inspiration to write about!

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  5. What a good idea to share these with us.
    I love the dinner room very much.Wish I were sitting at the table with them all.

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  6. Oohhh...what a beautiful Blue room at Carlton House,amazing!!!-)***

    Have a really nice weekend!-)

    With warm greetings,

    ***Violetta***

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Hard to even imagine living surrounded by all of that art. :)

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  8. Wow! Those images are incredible! Thanks for that. Really inspiring, even though the next scene I'm writing is set within a carnival. It's the profound colours that gets the scenery popping from my mind. Wonderful! :)

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  9. I like the blue bed one the best. Some of these I think would go great in my classical guitar room. I feel like they take me back to a different time long before my lifetime. But then I do get interuptions of thought that remind me of certain mel brooks movies too about this era.

    These photos in a book would be ideal for a coffee table type of a book.

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey

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  10. Morning Simone :)

    These rooms draw emotions of wonder, and make me want to write mystery. You can tell just based off the photos, they're a history&story within them....more than any "already written story" has told before. Esp. in Luigi Premazzi

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  11. Stunning pics. They make me want to live somewhere palatial.

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  12. My father's second wife preferred chairs like these, that you'd never want to sit in in a bazillion years. Or at least I, with my gauche habits and tastes, wouldn't. I'm quite casual. I do draw the line at bean bags, though.

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  13. If a picture paints a thousand words, then you've painted us an entire novel with these beautiful pictures!

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Let these works continue to inspire you!

    The Bokheim Chu

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  15. Just amazing, the detail, the colors and designs. Truly fantastic.
    xxx

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  16. Oh my goodness, the detail! Wouldn't it be great to spend the night in one of these places and just pretend . . . ? Great images!

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  17. These rooms are magical. I can see a story unfolding in each room. Lovely.

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  18. Thank you for the pictures of these incredible rooms. I think your decision to let the images speak to your readers is a wise one, given that it would take you pages and pages of description to do justice to the magnificent settings.

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  19. oh my goodness, beautiful paintings!!!

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  20. Oh my God! The Blue Room, The Blue Room... I always feel like I was born 100 years too late...

    Nevine

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  21. What beautiful pictures. I can spend all day just picking out details.

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  22. I think I would rather have a painting of a sky on my ceiling than a sky light.

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  23. I absolutely adore these pics! Looks like I'm not the only one.

    Just going to read your next chapter - keep up the good work :)

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