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Historic Decoration Study Days, in association with the HHA

Our study days aim to give you the opportunity to learn from the very best experts and specialists in their fields. Come along and expand your knowledge in the company of like-minded people.

Paints and Paintwork for the Historic Interior

Venue: Syon House

Monday 18 September 2017 - Edward Bulmer

Edward will discuss the lessons we can learn from the history of paint making, the use of pigment and the allocation of colour. He will show how by learning from historic decoration we can be better modern decorators too, using appropriate materials in an appropriate way. Colour that renders comfort, harmony and drama when it is called for!

Morning session

Illustrated talk - Getting to know paint and colour 
A personal perspective on the development of paint and how we have created colour for decoration.


Afternoon session

Illustrated talk on the use of colour in historic interiors
An exploration of what colour was chosen and why, with particular emphasis on the period that wraps around the creation of the interiors of Syon.


During which we explore the colour narrative.

Book here.