Get the Look: The Georgian
Stately and grand, Georgian architecture is marked by proportion and balance. Often featuring an understated, symmetrical exterior, the Georgian home still manages to make a big impression and this modern update is no exception. Take look inside for inspiration on how to decorate using molding and oversized artwork to make a big impact with little effort.
The beautiful coffered ceiling is the crowning achievement of this inviting gray and white dining room. A simple builder’s trick will make the room even more impactful. Insulate the ceiling before adding the finishing details. Insulation will dampen the sound between floors making sure guests eyes are drawn upward by the craftsmanship not the noises above.
Oversized art can be very impactful as is seen here. You can create a similar look in your own home by custom framing a large art print or even a poster. Using an extra-strength drywall like Habito will let you hang the painting where it will have the most impact. This durable product can hold up to 30 lbs on a single #10 screw, no stud, no predrilling and no wall anchors needed.
Even a kitchen as pretty as this one is at risk for mold and mildew. Make sure you use specially designed products like SmartBattTM insulation with MoistureSense™ technology and Diamondback® GlasRoc® tile backer with a moisture resistant core when designing moisture prone areas like the kitchen, bath and laundry room.
SIDING & TRIM
This regal 2-story Georgian style home pairs a red-brick front with classic Dutch lap siding in aptly named Colonial White. The stately color palette is finished with black shutters for emphasis.
It’s the details like an urn topped brick walkway, manicured bushes and a grand privacy fence that elevate this Georgian from beautiful home to estate worthy of a name. Follow these same steps to create a polished look for your own home.