Photographic murals are becoming more and more popular. We've hung quite a few but most recently two in as many weeks. They are great fun to look at and can spice up a room instantly. Most suppliers can print one of your own photos to fit any space. The black and white skyline picture is of New York early 1970's whilst the other two are scenes inside an island castle in Jaipur, India.
This beautiful orangery is used as a living room and a mural has been commissioned to decorate the walls and ceiling. We were brought in to repair the lined walls where the paper had come away from the plaster. We repaired existing hessian backed lining paper and replaced damaged lining where damp had penetrated. The walls and ceilings were then painted with Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell in Pavillion Grey as a base for the decorative mural work. All woodwork was rejuvenated with Farrow & Ball Strong White. The floor having been sanded back to bear timber is to be colour washed before protective varnish is applied once all of the decoration is complete.
This door had been overpainted with about 24 layers of paint over the years and was suffering from a lack of TLC. It had never been stripped back to bear wood as far as we could tell. The painstaking process of burning the paint layers off, took 2 days due to the intricate mouldings and delicate stained glass that couldn't be damaged in the process. After re-knotting, priming, undercoating twice and finally top coating with a Little Greene Paint Company oil based eggshell, the front of the house had been given a breath of fresh air.
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This beautiful wallpaper by Ralph Lauren enhanced the setting for the antique Chinese sideboard in the room.
Great paper to hang, even if the shelves weren't removable !
We used a special shellac based primer to provide a good key for Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell (Cornforth White) to transform this cream coloured kitchen into a lovely hand painted kitchen, saving a complete kitchen change for a good few years to come.
This grand living room was in need of some TLC following some flood damage to the cellar beneath. Access to the cellar was cleverly arranged through the floor of the living room and we were asked to restore and redecorate once the works below were completed.
In preparation we had to carefully strip the existing wallpaper and two layers of lining paper taking care not to damage the ageing plaster on the walls. Fine filler was used to level the walls out before rubbing down, stain blocking historic damp patches and sizing. Repairs to plaster cornicing were undertaken using plaster of paris to re-shape and repair damage. The woodwork was made good and prepared for painting.
A 1 metre wide fibre based lining paper was used to provide extra durability on the walls. The ceilings and woodwork were then painted to a finish in the same colour (Farrow and Ball Wimborne White).
Finally the walls were papered with a classic stripe pattern whilst the dado panel was painted in Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin.
All in all a great job to have completed over a two week period leaving another satisfied customer with a freshly decorated room to enjoy.