Light Color Design

Interior Design from an American in London

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Paravent

Hand painted walls always have a special touch, Paravent is a company that for over 20 years has painted, decorated and delighted customers with its special paint techniques and I was delighted yesterday with an espresso and conversation with its owner Mark Aldbrook.

Paravent

Mark has a wealth of knowledge about paint and the decorative techniques of past and contemporary styles, his company has painted murals for palaces to yachts from London, Paris and the Mid East.

The work can be for shutters, Chinoiserie for the ladies chamber, polished plaster for sophisticated living rooms, an animals picnic for a children's room. The range of styles and skills is unlimited, all examples on his website

As we chatted about architecture, art and interior decoration, I discovered his love of old screens, the kind put up in ancient castles for privacy, before walls and rooms took over interior spaces, the kind made by Chinese artists and brought to Europe. He has put all this in a book we can all read, The Painted Screen and has curated an exhibition on the painted screen for the Decorative Arts Fair.

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A selection of Chinese screens that have been restored by Paravent, the multi-talented company of very special knowledge.