In this beautiful Victorian villa, in the Bath area, we have created a chinoiserie inspired design, hand painted directly onto the carefully restored plaster walls of our client’s daughter’s bedroom. The wonderful natural light, flooding the room from its huge windows, combined with the flowing organic forms of trees blossoming and birds and butterflies perched and in flight create an uplifting and luxurious setting whilst complimenting the grand and generous proportions of the room.
Painted in a Farrow and Ball colour, the walls were then glazed with a subtle antique wash and varnished with a dead flat finish before the mural was painted using the finest artist’s pigments. The woodwork was also painted using Farrow and Ball paint and then glazed with a rich antique softened drag finish.
In this brand new wooden panelled drawing room in a country house in Gloucestershire, our client’s brief was for us to make it feel like a well-loved and looked after room in its original and unrestored 18th century condition.
We composed a carefully subtle and tonal cool grey painted colour scheme and then applied an antique glaze paint finish to give the impression of an interior which had aged gracefully. Architectural details such as the fluted columns, ceiling rose, cornice and architrave were then picked out in 24 carat gold leaf which was then antiqued to simulate the patina of generations of dusting and gentle cleaning. Here, the client has a state of the art, 21st century drawing room with the appearance of the timeless beauty and aesthetic appeal much loved from the Georgian era.
This lively yet sophisticated dining room in Clifton, Bristol has had hundreds of individual silver leaf squares applied to the meticulously prepared plaster walls. We first painted the walls in ‘Off Black’ by Farrow and Ball before undertaking the painstaking gilding process.
By distressing and toning the silver after gilding we have softened the inherent reflective nature of the material, opening up some of the joins between the sheets. By accentuating such beautiful ‘imperfections’ we created an organic oriental appearance, inspired by Japanese screens, and then hand painted the stylized branches and blossom. The final stunning effect of this room is one of finesse, particularly appreciated by the clients when subtly lit and set for dinner.
We were commissioned by the house owner to restore to its former glory this magnificent gilded drawing room by the 18th Century architect William Kent, pioneer of the elegant Neo Palladian style.
After many decades of graceful ageing we approached the decorative restoration sympathetically. By gently cleaning the original oil gilded mouldings, replacing damaged areas, re-gilding and antiquing them to match, we kept the all important and inimitable patina of 270 years whilst enhancing the beautiful lustre of old gold.
A unique colour mix in traditional dead flat oil paint in subtle tones of Off White (typical of the Palladian aesthetic) was used on the walls and woodwork to compliment the gilding.
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