|The Great Hall at Syon House|
The house above, in Atlanta, we've studied for the way the architrave-frieze-crown was handled on the columned porch. Compare this one to the Owens-Thomas house, in Savannah, considered one of the finest examples extant of the English Regency style, by the then young English architect, William Jay, one of the first architects to work in the states. (below)
I've always loved these important old houses, and use them frequently as a source of design inspiration for my projects, both here and out of town. Still soaking up the visual extravaganza of the new book Santa brought me, "Ann Getty Interior Style" by the super talented and beautiful Diane Dorrans Saeks...
|From Ann Getty Interior Style, Rizzoli|
The Getty dining room, above, has a secret panel, behind the commode and mirror, which opens at the push of a button, to reveal the Music Room... sublime! Enjoy the first week of the new year, wherever you may be. DF *****