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Classically styled new build properties reach perfection when the quality and styling of the internal details are harmonious with those of the exterior.

This was certainly true in the case of this prestigious townhouse redevelopment project in Henley on Thames.

The architects and interior designers were keen to incorporate internal features, doors and mouldings that were in keeping with the scale of the design and which maintained the sense of good proportion that characterises a period British property of this nature.

Drawing inspiration from Classic British Architecture

Atkey and Company were commissioned to create Regency and Georgian style joinery and doors throughout this extensive private property.

Different orders of joinery hierarchy were applied through each of the four floors, a design approach favoured by Robert Adam and the masters of classical British architecture. Adam’s interior detailing at Bowood House, created in the late 1750’s, provided the inspiration for the joinery used in this townhouse redevelopment project.

Well versed in the principles of Palladian architecture, Robert Adam also drew inspiration from Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Baroque influences with great enthusiasm. It was a pleasure for us to pay homage to the vibrancy and freedom of his approach.

Georgian Style in Interior Design

The joinery created by our team included Georgian skirting board (GSK0150 and GSK0004), Georgian architrave (GAR0003, GAR0002 and GAR0079) architraves from our Georgian joinery collection, as well as Regency style architrave RAR0040 from our Regency joinery collection.

We created bespoke internal doors according to a details door schedule. These included creating 2 panel, 4 panel, 6 panel Georgian doors, and 3 panel swing doors using a design dating from the 1780s. The doors included glazed, unglazed doors, and fire rated internal doors. All joinery was made from high quality hand selected tulip wood and Sapele, and supplied primed for a painted finish.

Door mouldings selected to embellish the period panelled doors included Georgian door details (GDM0127, GDM0015 and GDM0180).

Atkey and Company’s design teams are experts in period detailing and can advise on doors, architrave, skirting and other mouldings that are appropriate to the property and hierarchy of rooms within it. To discuss design requirements for your project please contact us.