Our luxury paint finishes can create the sensuality, richness, and sheer indulgence of the Hollywood, Art Deco and Jazz age interiors with the shimmer and bling of silver and chrome.
As specialist decorators we also recreate the appearance of rare materials, like tortoiseshell and ivory, which today are rightly protected.
Using traditional wood graining techniques, we can imitate precious woods increasingly subject to protection, such as teaks, mahoganies and restricted timbers like ebony and macassar. Wood graining also affords the look of precious, sought-after cuts of timber such as burrs, flames, and feathers. Similarly, exuberant, expensive cuts such as quarter or crotch are brought within reach. The look of fine inlay and marquetry can also be rendered through decorative painting.
Through our luxury paint finishes we can hint at a whole range of substances scarce in large amounts, including amber and rare marbles like Portoro or Derbyshire Blue John.
As specialist decorators we also provide gilding in silver and the most precious covering of all–24 carat gold in all its veracity–for furniture, artifacts, and even walls.
Nicola Thwaites Specialist Decorating, London, provides bespoke paint finishes and a wide range of faux finishes suitable for period property decoration, modern interiors, and repairs to existing specialist decorating schemes. Our services include, faux finishes, colour washes and traditional colour glazes, marbling, wood graining, stone blocking, gilding, fresco finishes, decorative painting, textured paint finishes, painted decorative plaster, and more.
We work for interior designers, architects and builders, and private clients, serving primarily London, Sussex and the Home counties We are a BIID Industry Partner of many years standing, and you can visit us at the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).