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Thomas Hope's Lasting Impact on Style: Exploring the Legacy of a Regency Tastemaker

Designer, patron, collector, and author Thomas Hope (1769–1831) is one of the major figures in the history of design. In addition to collecting antiquities, Hope designed his own furniture and decorative schemes, that were published in his book, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, Executed from Designs by Thomas Hope (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807), which was influential in promoting Greek and Egyptian styles as the height of fashion in interior decoration and helped shape and define what became known as the British Regency style.