Decorex International and Syon House; a conversation of tasteRead more
The grounds include Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, which boasts a suite of rooms designed by renowned 18th Century architect Robert Adam (1728-1792). Adam became synonymous with the taste, style and Palladian elegance of the 18th Century fashion
The secrets of the dolls house in textile researchRead more
When reproducing historic textiles sometimes we are lucky enough to have the original textile remaining on the walls or the furniture. Even if worn and faded we can often recognise the design and analyse the structure. We will hunt behind hems and seams and under upholstery nails for the tiniest piece of protected original colour. On more than one occassion the dolls house in the nursery has held the key.
Christchurch MansionRead more
In 1547 Edmund Withypoll began building Christchurch mansion as it stands. The estate passed through marriage and inheritance into the hands of the Devereaux’s before being purchased in 1735 by Claude Fonnereau, a wealthy London Merchant of Huguenot decent.