Decorative Painting

At Croxford and Saunders we specialise in decorative arts, we endeavour to create the very best of decorative schemes.

From the early stages of design, layout drawings and sampling through to completion of fine painting we listen to and liaise with clients carefully in order to help realise what sometimes can be complicated briefs.

We specialise in decorative design, trompe l’oeil, faux wood (woodgraining), faux marble (marbling), orientalist painting, grotesqueries, chinoiseries, singeries, arabesques and canvas artworks.

We have over the years produced a number of schemes which incorporate many of the above mentioned disciplines to great effect, the balance of both techniques and colour relationships is of the utmost importance for successful rooms. With a good knowledge of period paint colours, period architectural accuracy and singular attention to detail, Croxford and Saunders have an unrivalled reputation, setting the mark for what can be achieved at the forefront of the decorative arts industry.

Ceiling work is one of our most requested and important areas of specialisation, many of our most memorable works are highly decorative painted ceilings. In many ways the history of interior decoration is bookmarked with imagery of great painted ceilings that have been and still are an inspiration for us both as directors and painters.

Decorative Design

Decorative design work by Croxford and Saunders is nearly always hand applied, whether designs are stencilled or carefully plotted with delicate drawing work the paint is brushed, other methods including pattern cutters and printing are sometimes used for initial layout works, but then revert to hand painting. We are of the opinion that this still delivers the most rewarding decorative look, one that has the historic inflections found in great decoration around the world.