Understanding Georgian & Regency London Houses

Living in the House

Here we see how Georgian and Regency house was lived in. The South Drawing Room at 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields is shown, with its striking yellow walls and furnishings. We also see the Breakfast Room at number 12, Soane’s first house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. This was decorated with a pattern of trellis and honeysuckle on the vaulted ceiling.

Soane’s bedroom and bathroom in number 13 show the intimate aspect of his life and we see how water was brought into the house. Dining is shown in an elegant, Soane-designed dining room and we see a Georgian kitchen designed by a contemporary of Soane’s - James Playfair.

Collections | Georgian & Regency | Living in the House
The Breakfast Room, 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

The Breakfast Room, 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields


14/6/1

Here is the Breakfast Room in Soane’s first house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields – number 12. This was decorated with a pattern of trellis and honeysuckle on the vaulted ceiling.

Here we see the Soane family having breakfast. It would have been a fairly simple meal of coffee or tea with hot rolls or toast and butter, but still many houses would have a separate breakfast room. When Soane moved next door to number 13, he built another breakfast room with a shallow domed vault.