Like the rest of the world we quickly devoured Netflix series Bridgerton this summer. And, if you are anything like us, you probably found yourself mesmerised not only by the scandalous storylines, but by the utterly scrumptious, swoon-inducing interiors.
Inspired by the best-selling novels by Julia Quinn, the binge-worthy period drama which follows two competing families—the Bridgertons and the Featheringtons — was a veritable feast for the eyes.
Set in the extravagant bedrooms and drawing rooms of the upper echelons of society during Recency Era London, the set’s décor was a lavish assembly of ornate gilded frames and opulent jabot draperies; plush upholstery, ebonised wood and grand marquetry tables.
The Bridgerton family sitting room. Image/ Netflix
With more than 60 million households captivated by the eight-part series globally, the drama has triggered a newfound appreciation for regency styling — but with a distinctively contemporary twist.
Enter “regencycore” —an aesthetic based on silhouettes and signature pieces that dominated the UK from approximately 1811 to 1820 — an era marked by years of elegance and achievements in fine arts and architecture and defined by great cultural, political and economic change.
In recent months, Google searches for ‘Regency interiors’ have spiked by an incredible 9500% as Bridgeton’s luxuriously sophisticated furnishings trickled down to mainstream interior trends with sumptuous layering, upholstery and patterned fabrics all proving popular as well as the show’s primary colour palette of the Bridgerton household which consisted of soft shades of blue including Wedgewood and Robin’s Egg.
Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor, left) and Lady Violet Bridgerton (played by Ruth Gemmell, right) wearing the Bridgerton families colour pallette. Image/ Netflix