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Hand Painted Kitchen – transformation ! Breakfast Wow!


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Hand Painted Kitchen

Hand Painted Kitchen

2015  080 08 Shute house IMG_4351 2015 08 painted kitchen  aug 2015Its great to get up and head off to a sparkly inspiring breakfast, you know, it’s how you feel when you think of breakfast on holiday …
We love giving kitchens that wow factor, and by handpainting an old tired wooden kitchen we can achieve the sparkle for you surprisingly quickly!

Here are some recent kitchen decorating projects – not showrooms, but real kitchens we have transformed for our clients.


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Little Greene Paint – reliable, quality , and superb results


town hall town hall little greene on stageLooking good at Newark Town Hall. Little Greene Paint – beautiful results every time. #Craftsman #Decorator #Interior #LittleGreene


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Painted furniture and grand rooms


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Traditional Painted Furniture by Harborough Decorators – Farrow & Ball Paints

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Heritage Decorating by Harborough Decorators

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Heritage Painting and Decorating by Harborough Decorators

Ta Dah! A stunning property in Devon –  beautiful sunlight reflecting from the sea and the glorious uninterrupted skies.

Interior decorating to painted furniture, painstaking care to decorate the plasterwork ceilings and walls, and exterior decorating to protect this listed building from the weather.

Blissful location for the Harborough Decorating team! , and a privilege to be working alongside other expert traditional craftsmen here. (Skillington’s of Derbyshire).

#Decorating #Craftsman #Painted Furniture #Painted Cupboards #Painted Kitchens


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Hand Painted Furniture


Perfect Preparation again – in a lounge – hand painted furniture, coffee table and consoles. Expert treatments, expensive best quality brushes and tools and quality paints on beautifully smooth surfaces. Time, experience and knowledge. #Craftsman


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Hand Painted Furniture – Bathrooms


burrough bathroom 3 burrough bathroomThere is something I find peaceful about decorating bathrooms – maybe the calm space, the warmth and often the gentle reflections from the smooth surfaces of porcelain and marble and metals.

This project recently completed is hard to photograph, so a couple of pictures and a few words hopefully will give you the atmosphere.

Firstly we decorated the client’s home several years ago, she didn’t want or need radical change in the bathroom, but a bit of Fizz!

So. We hand painted the woodwork, the furniture and bath surrounds. And then dragged a finish over, and laid gold leaf on the drag finish lines. Way too subtle to show up here – but trust me, absolutely gorgeous. Suffused warm reflection and a beautiful sparkle. Satisfying. Very.


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Let’s Decorate


Let's decorate

Let’s decorate

If you are hankering for a new look – it makes sense to get an expert in. Especially if you have had building work done too! Unless you are like my Dad and his collection of Practical Householder magazines, keen to get sanding, smoothing, filling (then rinse and repeat)  before getting the vacuum out again and gingerly unravelling. The wallcovering that is. Specialist skills are required – and if you want the best results you definitely need a craftsman decorator , (time served, skilled and with muscles!!) to get the smooth all over paint finish or hang that FAB new wallpaper & transform your lounge! (or other family room of your choice!)

We will help you measure the quantity required. We will confirm a convenient date with you, supply our decorator to sheet up, protect all surfaces , prepare & paint the surfaces then apply the wallpaper for you.   – as always, we will leave a clean & tidy room, taking the waste away for recycling, leaving you with sensational results!!


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The best wallcovering project a craftsman decorating team could wish for


Gold leaf wallcovering

Gold leaf on distemper with flock –

Decorating with heritage papers

Craftsmanship wall coverings

Recently I spent time with Allyson McDermott, and had the privilege of seeing how a fine wallcovering was created in her studios prior to Harborough Decorators team hanging it in a very special location.
Using gold leaf, distemper and traditional flock, the results are truly outstanding, and will last for many many years. The room will inspire many who travel through or sit quietly and we are proud to have been associated with this historic space. A couple of pictures wont do the room justice. The light travels over the surface and is just amazing. There weren’t any offcuts – each drop was made to measure, each drop numbered to correspond to the plan as it went around the room. Made all the team feel very proud when it was finished!


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Childrens Bedrooms


Cloudy sky paint effects

classic cloudy sky, also looks great in sunset colours with embedded crystals

Hand painted effects

Artist painted walls

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Hand painted effects

Hand painted effects

A hand painted tree to match other furnishings specified by the designer

 

Special rooms for special little people, here are some of the beautiful decorating skills our team have for you. Dream your special dream and we will draw, paint and paper it for your children.

Magic ready for bedtime story times, snugged cosy with Teddy and Dolly.


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Award Winning Decorating


Easton Neston Country House grand corridor

Skilled Painter & Decorator

Top Quality fittings, fine setting, plus craftsman decorator. Great Results.

Exquisite fine plaster work
Painstakingly fine detailed decorating work

Award winning Results!

Easton Neston House, has won a RIBA award- and the quality of conservation work has been recognised. A major restoration project, we know that it takes more than just a skilled painter and decorator to be chosen to work in one of the finest country houses in England!

Our team has enjoyed bringing the home and European Headquarters to Leon Max to a magnificent standard, and was pleased to see it recently featured on television. With clear instruction from Ptolemey Dean Architects and inspired interior design, the rooms are a combination of refined elegance and Wow!

Heritage qualified, directed by Mac Devereux, the Team certainly understand the usual decorating history of construction of a traditional Listed Building and enjoy using both modern and traditional materials including limewash or gilding. At Easton Neston House, Towcester, it was a massive project! We had plenty of opportunity to appreciate and share extensive knowledge amongst a strong team of historic and heritage craftsmen.


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Heritage Decorating Projects


A few pictures of recent Heritage type work we have done. Mac Devereux-Batchelor and his team of decorators combined years of craftsman expertise to beautiful effect on Wesleys Chapel, London, and also at Jesus College Cambridge, The Masters Lodge. The team have worked many times at Wrest Park, one of Englands exceptional Gardens

Wesleys Chapel interior

Wesley’s Chapel, London

English Heritage Wrest Park
Wrest Park – one of the finest Gardens in England

Jesus College Cambridge, Gilded column

Jesus College Cambridge, Gilded column


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