West House, Glebe Place

Architect: Elspeth Beard, Client: Professor Bernard Nevill West house is one of the more famous houses in Glebe place, built by William Morris cohort and ‘Red House’ architect Phillip Webb for artist George Boyce in what is described as Queen Anne revival style. The house was used as ‘uncle Monty’s house’ in the cult film ‘Withnail and I’. The house …

Decoration Points of Interest

  A spot of theory and history of colour There are two types of colour mixing, additive and subtractive. In lighting the different colours of light are mixed together until the full spectrum is achieved and white light produced, as proved by Sir Isaac Newton when he split and then recombined light with his prisms. Painting is the opposite, as …

The Grand Reception Room, The Foreign Office, Whitehall.

In late 1989/1990 we were asked by Mr Peter Stoff to help with the redesign and repainting of the astrological roundels in the Grand Reception Room on the first floor of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. The building had been commissioned under Lord Palmerston in the 1850’s to George Gilbert Scott in order to accommodate the rapidly expanding London Diplomatic …

140 Piccadilly

This grade ll listed building is the substantial corner plot that is the bottom of the old Park Lane, under instruction from Designer Rabih Hage, Croxford and Saunders were commissioned to repaint the entire stairwell, reception and entrance and ground floor board rooms, the stairwell was decorated in a combination of faux blockwork, faux marble book matched Carrara complimented with …

RAF Club 128 Piccadilly

  An exercise in historical accuracy, the RAF Club employed the services of Croxford and Saunders in the summer of 2015 to completely redecorate the Ballroom in Piccadilly, it was decided that the ceiling beds would be painted with skyscape’s and at least one First World War British fighter plane placed in the furthest panel, two samples of skyscapes were …

Lutyens bungalow zone New Delhi

In 2006 Croxford and Saunders were invited by K P Singh to oversee the complete redecoration of his New Delhi home, the project in question was in fact an original Edwin Lutyens bungalow. An exciting opportunity to work with and understand Indian trades and to do a sympathetic interior in keeping with Lutyens original concept. The project scope was to …