When deciding on the ornamental details of a Georgian property (generally considered to be between 1714 and 1830-37), or finding decorative elements for the high ceilings of a newer build that takes inspiration from this era, it is important to consider every aspect of interior design and architecture. This means ensuring that every detail is historically accurate, including any Georgian ceiling rose designs that complete the finish of a room.
Read on to learn more about Georgian ceiling roses, their traits and history, and how they are prepared through our work process. Alternatively, you can also contact us if you would like to start discussing the designs you need for your building or restoration project.
The History and Traits of a Georgian Ceiling Rose
If you wish to be able to identify the traits of Georgian ceiling roses, it should be noted that the period itself is divided into three distinct stages. Each of these offers its distinct designs, patterns, and styles for plaster ceiling roses, as trends rose and fell within interior design and architecture.
The ceiling roses of the early Georgian period, beginning in 1714 and typically thought to end at around 1765, began to take the shape of ornamental pieces that can still be viewed in period properties of the modern era. Surfaces normally made use of cornice-style edging and circular elements decorated the centre. The fashion of the period was towards Palladian architecture, and therefore the detailing was shallower in relief and more delicate than the boldness favoured by the Baroque style.
The most popular styles during these particular years were also more delicate in detail, making use of classical motifs and influences found in the Rococo style. Features such as birds, leaves, and shells were common, as was neo-classical detailing.
Late Georgian ceiling roses, which would be considered by most as those moulded between 1765 and 1830, continued these embellishments. Robert Adam, a prominent architect of the period, introduced a grandeur and majesty based on Roman examples. Swags, ribbons, urns, crossed weapons, and rosettes all became familiar design elements at this time. This was also the period where decorative plaster ceiling roses began to feature in middle and upper lower-class homes, as more were complete using details from design books based on palatial interiors.
Georgian Ceiling Roses of the Regency Period
Considered a “sub-era” of the Georgian era, the Regency period lasted between 1811 and 1820 and saw a general fall in popularity for “all over” ceiling decoration. Ceiling roses were preeminent and were often the only decorative element on ceilings finished during this time. Embellishments on ceiling roses in this period were bolder, often floral, and delicate swags were replaced with outward radiating petals, Greek designs, and arabesques.
Our Georgian Ceiling Rose Designs
Our team of experienced craftsmen have worked for many years to provide ready-prepared and bespoke plaster ceiling roses for properties across the UK. Below, we have listed the Georgian ceiling rose designs we already have available for you to purchase from our online shop:
- Large Adam Ceiling Rose
- Large Oval Ceiling Rose with Acanthus Leaves
- Large Oval French Leaf Ceiling Rose
- Large Swag and Drop Adam Ceiling Rose
- Leaf and Rope Twist Ceiling Rose
- Medium Adam Ceiling Rose (CC2P)
- Medium Adam Ceiling Rose (CC26P)
- Medium Adam Ceiling Rose with Husks
- Medium Oval Ceiling Rose with Acanthus Leaves
- Miniature French Leaf Ceiling Rose
- Oval Adam Ceiling Rose
- Scrolling Acanthus Leaf Ceiling Centre
- Small Acanthus Leaf Ceiling Rose
- Small Acanthus Medallion Ceiling Rose
- Small Adam Ceiling Rose
- Swag and Drop Ceiling Rose
- Water Leaf with Husks Ceiling Rose
If you are the owner of a smaller property further afield than London, any designs purchased here should be installed by a third-party company local to you.
Moulding Georgian Ceiling Rose Designs
When moulding precisely accurate plaster Georgian ceiling roses, we will often make use of computer-aided design (CAD) technology to prepare the moulds in our workshops. If these are not used, specialists on our team will instead mould them by hand. Both of these practices are implemented to ensure faultless ornate finishes, producing a mirror image of the design in mind.
Every model made will be presented to the owner or the manager of the property for their approval before any further steps are taken. Taking care and consideration of our customer’s exact needs in this way means that we are always able to prepare the pieces they request to precise specifications.
We are established professionals within our industry, and as such we also strive to offer the widest range of modern and traditional plaster services possible. This is why we are also able to provide pieces in fibrous plaster and lath and plaster mouldings, as well as external lime plaster and rendering for exterior work.
For Quotes on Decorative Plaster Mouldings
To receive an estimate or to begin placing an order for finely crafted plaster ceiling roses in a Georgian style, please contact our London office or spend some time browsing our selection in our online shop. We are more than confident that we can supply the centrepieces you need for any large modern or period property, anywhere in the UK.
Whether you require a flawless reproduction of an original design first produced in 1720 or wish to bring classical decorative charm to a newer build, our craftsmen will have the knowledge and skill needed to finish the work. They will be glad to assist in any way that they can to ensure your ready-made or bespoke plaster ceiling rose matches your specifications.
You may even find that the work you wish to achieve has already been completed in other projects. Explore these and discuss any that you know will fit the requirements of your work with our team when you get in touch with us to place your order or receive a quote.