Above: A Georgian style mansion in London designed by Philip Vergeylen by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam
wild around Bridgeton? We also. Netflix’s steamy love series, based on the novels by Julia Quinn, has won countless fans around the world with its witty dialogue, fast-paced storylines and over-the-top design. Show creator Shonda Rhimes and her team used decorative sets filled with extravagant fabrics, beautiful brown furniture and impressive chandeliers to evoke Regency-era drama. If Bridgerton’s If you’re looking for more inspiration, look no further than the ELLE DECOR archive for a collection of real homes that have all the flair and beauty of Netflix’s imagined Britain. From a lavish Jean-Louis Deniot project in New Delhi to a David Hicks-designed house on the site of Baronscourt, the Northern Irish country home of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, these interiors ooze with all the spirit and humor of a Bridgeton Estate. Just don’t tell Lady Whistledown we sent you.
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First featured in our November 2013 issue, this New Delhi home may have been built from the ground up, but it still has plenty of 18th-century flair, thanks to ELLE DECOR A-lister Jean-Louis Deniot. Here, the drawing room includes bespoke sofas, a table by Collection Deniot and 18th-century style wall coverings designed by Deniot.
The hallway walls of interior designer Alidad’s London home are sheathed in suede with braided detailing. The ceiling lantern is antique and the carpet is by Roger Oates. “I’m not really into what’s current,” the designer told us in our November 2013 issue. “If my work looks good in 20 years, I’ve succeeded.”
A bedroom fit for a queen
In 2018 we visited Baronscourt, a historic estate in Northern Ireland decorated by legend David Hicks in the 1970s. Here, in the master bedroom, the Edwardian furniture comes from the family home of the Duchess of Abercorn in Bedfordshire, England.
Designed by Philip Vergeylen, the mint green Orangery includes a mirror-backed trellis and a crystal and amethyst chandelier. Although we featured the space in our March 2020 issue, we think it would make the perfect venue for Bridgeton gossip. It’s easy to imagine Eloise Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington rehashing the events of last night’s ball.
Meanwhile, in the grounds of Baronscourt – the 18th-century residence of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn – we can picture Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton sneaking off for a horseback ride.
The drawing room of a London townhouse designed by Studio Peregalli is suitable for any number of Bridgeton Houses. The mahogany writing desk dates from the 18th century and the chandeliers and artwork are French. Added Bridgeton Bonus: The house also includes a ballroom.
That bridgertonEske moments just don’t stop at this Jean-Louis Deniot designed property in New Delhi. Here he created an enchanting conservatory with individually mirrored trellis walls.
The staircase in the House of Baronscourt, designed by David Hicks, features portraits of the Duke of Abercorn’s ancestors on the upper walls. You really can’t beat the real thing when it comes to Regency decor!
In New Delhi, Jean-Louis Deniot created a living room fit for a queen, right next to his client’s master bedroom suite. Here the day bed is English and the secretary and cocktail table are both custom made.
Although Baronscourt’s decor is more than four decades old, the living room still feels fresh thanks to David Hicks with his bright orange sofa. The portrait (Left) is by Sir Thomas Lawrence.
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