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.
Chinoiseries are probably the most common interpretation of orientalist decoration that we see on a regular basis. Its enduring popularity due to the exotic organised elements of outdoor nature in indoor settings and good colour relationships.
This has always been one of Croxford and Saunders more popular requests, again employing painting of high standards and combining good colour sense with superior brush craft, this in many ways plays more to a calligraphic style than to more orthodox glaze approaches.