Friday, 1 May 2020

Gilded Gold Rosettes for detailing

                           These tiny rosettes were cast from an original mould and gilded with various gold leaf and finishes. They can be used in many ways to embellish doors, ceilings and furniture. In fact they can be customised in any metal leaf you like with a different bas colour. These and 53 others were used french style on wooden batons across the front of huge glass doors. They were finished with a final antique finish.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Shorditch Loft Gets Gilded Ceiling

This Shoreditch loft project was curated by the designer Alastair Cummings. He has a wonderful eye for the dramatic and experiments with the use of exotic and textures & materials.  He has created an extraordinary makeover using imitation gold leaf usually associated within classical interiors, not lofts.

The warmth and glow from the ceiling against the vibrant green lacquer walls makes the bedroom a sumptuous, stylish haven for the owner of this glorious loft accommodation right in the heart of Shoreditch. There are a couple of photos of work in progress as well of the final room.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Repairing Old Mouldings on Gilt Frames

Scroll through the images from the original damaged frame through the stages of repair to the final finished gilded frame. One of a pair.

Original state of damaged frame with multitude of missing mouldings 

New mouldings cast and added

Repairs gilded with 23.75 carat gold leaf

Final finish with antique patina to match original finish

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gilded Ceilings

 This ceiling was painted ready for gilding with imitation Silver metal leaf. The leaf is laid out carefully to fit the shape & size of the ceiling. All masking completed to protect tiling etc as the work happens when the bathroom is finished and there is no dust.

The silver reflects light and transforms the ceiling into a bright vibrant plane of colour. This really illuminates and brings a luxurious finish to a contemporary bathroom instead of the usual dull white paint.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Palladium Leaf Mirror

My client had inherited a large decorative mirror which was golden originally which they wanted to change. However they didn't really want to get rid of the mirror. The solution was to re-gild with Palladium leaf to get the exact shade of silver for the frame. It then matched the new colour scheme in the room.

The mirror looked amazing and was transformed. Looks like it will have another 100 years of life now! 

One way to preserve an inherited heirloom but giving it a contemporary feel and a new history is to re-gild with another beautiful coloured leaf.

Beautiful golden Fireplace

This White painted fireplace was transformed twice. Firstly into a gold fireplace then secondly into a tortoiseshell effect using pigmented lacquer. Both surfaces pick up the light and the glow from the fire. Just what is needed on a cold January day.

The fireplace is a Traditional style Bio Fuel fireplace supplied by  

Monday, 23 November 2015

GIlding Decorative Mouldings

The Victorian gilt moulding had been badly damaged, with cracks and loss of gesso & gold leaf. You can see the process to repair and restore the moulding using traditional water gilding. The final moulding which was over 2 ft long was ready to display in the owners house.