Decorating project at historical farmhouse near Horsham
I am excited to be able to share with you some photographs from a project we undertook earlier this year.
Having lovingly renovated this old farmhouse a few years previously, the owners decided they were ready to continue with the transformation and engaged Lady Decorators to undertake the interior painting and re-decoration. The first phase of works is now complete and we are really looking forward to returning later in the year to continue.
As well as providing our signature high standard finishing, my main priority was to ensure we maintained the structural integrity of the building – we did not want to compromise in any way the appearance of the old timbers and plasterwork. The house boasts the oldest window in Sussex and we took great care to protect this important feature. Quite a daunting responsibility, but one we thoroughly enjoyed! It was a real pleasure to work on this project…… The old plasterwork was repaired where necessary, but on the whole was left in it's original 'rough' state. The timber beams were washed down to bring out their colour. The internal exposed brickwork was brushed down, vacuumed (yes, vacuumed!) then sealed.
We then spent a very long time painstakingly sealing cracks and gaps around the beams and trusses. Finally we were ready to paint, and in consultation with the owners, Farrow & Ball paints were used throughout. A neutral colour palette was specified for the most part, however we were allowed to add a little drama to one of the bathrooms using Brinjal and Savage Ground to great effect.
This is a beautiful house with a wonderful sense of history, and we are proud to be a small part of it.
Take a look at Beth & Tanya working their magic in the pics below (click to enlarge)