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The Georgian House, National Trust, Edinburgh

The Georgian House was designed in 1791 by Robert Adam, Scotland’s foremost 18th-century architect, it is a fine example of  Adam’s urban architecture – ‘a grand design’. This elegant Grade A Listed property is situated at No. 7 Charlotte Square, in the heart of the historic New Town of the city of Edinburgh.

Owned and restored by the National Trust for Scotland, the Georgian House is a popular tourist attraction, with over 40,000 visitors annually. Using period furnishings, original artworks and a vast collection of household items, the Georgian House faithfully re-creates the lifestyle of a wealthy family in the late 18th century, as well as giving a fascinating insight into the social and economic conditions of the time.

Brintons Archivist, Yvonne Smith, worked closely with the Curator of the property to identify carpet designs which were authentic to the Georgian period. Designs were chosen from Brintons extensive archive which dates back to 1790. It is one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry. Designs were chosen for the bedroom and dining room areas. Brintons has previously supplied carpet for the Drawing Room.

Project name The Georgian House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Project details Custom Axminster,  94 sqm2, ax1018A
Project date March 2013
Case study featured on the BBC Antiques Roadshow Website

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