This 18th-century Neo-Classical style of domestic architecture and interior design was made popular by the brothers Robert, James, and John Adam. After traveling to Italy and Dalmatia in the 1750s, the Adams brothers made names for themselves as architects in England, Scotland, Russia, and the United States.
The Adams brothers sought to improve the Rococo and Baroque styles by simplifying them and adapting them to the lighter and more elegant Georgian style. Moving away from the mathematical disciplines of traditional Georgian homes, curved walls, domes, and elaborate plasterwork in stunning color schemes using newly affordable paints.
This style was characterized by Roman motifs, medallions, vases, urns, vines, sphinxes, grotesque panels, and minor Egyptian/Etruscan elements.