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PITZHANGER MANOR

In October 2017 I was very proud to work on recreating an early 19th Century Chinese wallpaper at Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country house in Ealing, which was undergoing an ambitious restoration to bring it back to its former glory. Together with artists Alasdair Peebles and Nicky Pasterfield, we spent six months painstakingly recreating this decorative scheme, guided by Alasdair’s precise historical research to ensure it was as close as possible to the paper that was hung in the room some time after Soane bought the house in 1800. It was a mammoth project and a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience, and we’re very proud of the result. The house is now open to the public. Below you can see the glorious six-page spread about the project from The World of Interiors December 2018 issue, written by Emile de Bruijn, the leading authority on Chinese wallpapers, and with photos by world-renowned photographer Fritz von der Schulenberg.

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