Wallpaper – decorate to transform a London town house.


 

Hand printed wallcovering

wide width and hand printed – craftsman task in progress

We were really excited to hang this hand printed wallcovering for one of our clients homes. A luxury wallpaper which (prior to hanging) required edge trimming by hand, this was an American manufactured 32″wide (English papers are usually 21″ wide).

Scott Maddux Associates –  award winning designer had specified the whole design scheme, where traditional decorating skills including expert wallpaper hanging were required.

Great team to work with, we include Scott and Jo amongst our “Most Fun To Work With Designers”.


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Interior Decoration to create a surprise!


velvet wallcovering in a Georgian townhouse

velvet wallcovering in a Georgian townhouse

Ok, when you are planning the decorating, its your chance to create an impact! To En-trance! Create impact and magic , the cute outside can be concealing some quite eye- catching and unexpected interior decorating !

Here are a couple of interior pictures showing suprise interiors, taken in different homes , all with a real Wow factor! Ask us to help chose the papers and effects to work best – years of experience will provide the knowledge and techniques for a stunning result.

 

Old cottage with distemper on exposed beams, and vibrant chalky wall paint

Old cottage with distemper on exposed beams, and vibrant chalky wall paint


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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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Wallpaper & Wallcoverings


Fancy a Feature Wall with designer wallpaper? – although we have worked around the Market Harborough area for over 35 years, we are very well known for our work in Rutland and London. Simple or elaborate wallpapering requires great skill and patience, it’s an utterly fantastic instant transformation, especially if you want a jaw dropping feature wall!  Great impact for a Bedroom Birthday Surprise or a lift for a guest room when a family wedding is the big event of the year.

It takes years of training to achieve stunning results – special preparation and quiet patience before applying luxurious papers, fabric and gilding finishes to walls. We have enjoyed creating amazing results with flock paper, hand prints, painted silk wallcoverings and metallic thread coverings. Involve us in the early stages, and we can share over 35 years’ experience with you. Call and speak to Mac Devereux-Batchelor – we love to chat through new ideas!

 

Guest Bathroom

Create a stunning bathroom with eye catching wallpaper

Guest Bedroom in Oakham

Instant effect with great wallpaper and old painted wall


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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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Interior Decorating


Interior decorating work – grand houses or small cottages. Town houses and seaside hideaways!

Craftsman interior decorator

Craftsman interior decorator

We love bringing life into old buildings, our expert Heritage Qualified team of painters and decorators have a good idea what lies behind crumbling walls and wobbly lath plasterwork – we respect the years of history, and family rough & tumble that the house has witnessed.

Corridor at Calverton Manor

Corridor at Calverton Manor

Old and new techniques are embraced and our craftsmen happily use all types of paint and wallcoverings. Here are a couple of pictures of work undertaken and featureed at at CalvertonManor

Exterior Heritage decorator - Calverton Manor

Listed building – decorating work at Calverton Manor


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Choosing the look for your home – story boards, mood boards paper & paint!


We are often asked what paint should we use? Little Greene paints are a high quality well established and reliable favourite, with Johnstone’s or Dulux paints very popular for modern apartments and conversions with sleek surfaces. Church or historic listed building work often calls for Limewash and specialist Keim paints, all involve our proven craftsman skills. Papers and Paints provide a renowned colour matching service, know their stuff and are highly regarded across the World for their expertise.

Preparation - interior decorator

Surface preparation prior to decorating

Beautifully designed wallpapers and wallcoverings give us the opportunity to shine and to transform your favourite places and spaces! You must allow extra time for preparationof the underlying surface, otherwise every surface blemish will be highlighted with a high sheen wallcovering, and of course, its very important to have already decided and installed any new lighting before the decorating project starts.

Sparkling crystal embedded wallcovering

Sparkling crystal embedded wallcovering


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Exterior Decorating


Exterior Decorating projects – recent traditional English weather has caused a few challenges for many craftsmen! Professional assessment and preparation prior to repainting is essential.

High quality decorating

Special attention was needed to apply specially made limewash by our experienced decorator

Many of our clients book an inspection visit, regular maintenance work will keep wooden timbers and window frames always looking their best


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Hand Painted Traditional Furniture


Finished Hand Painted Furniture

Finished Hand Painted Furniture

Hand Painted Furniture in progress

Hand Painted furniture in progress

This shows how our favourite Little Greene paint has been used to transform traditional dark wood furniture. Mackenzie Devereux-Batchelor has over thirty five years experience in painting and decorating, achieving the highest possible award, NVQ3 Heritage – Painting & Decorating.

Time spent developing the team at Devereux Decorators, has also ensured traditional skills have been shared between apprentices and old time served craftsmen.


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Unexpected Colour


Physallis entwined ! natural exterior decorating!

Physallis for colour & exterior decorating!

Stunning decorating ideas can be found in the most unexpected places!

I found this Physallis entwined through a Victorian gateway in a little village, Medbourne. By the front door, a tin bucket of pinecones collected for kindling, with a natural Christmas wreath to complete the Country Look! 


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