Tag : 1930s

The Ivy House - Exterior
Aug 15th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Ivy House

For many years The Ivy House was called The Newlands Tavern, fleetingly becoming The Stuart Arms in the 1980s and 1990s, before receiving its current name. The pub was in the hands of only two families for about...

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1930s Flat finishes
Apr 30th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | History | 2 Comments

1930s Paint Colours – An Introduction

Edwardian Interior ca.1907 by Harold Gilman (1876-1919) - Tate Sensory overload caused by clutter and the brightly coloured and strongly patterned wallpapers beloved by the previous generation was sometimes given as...

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Onkel Toms Hütte’ - Type II
Mar 16th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | Patrick's Writing | 1 Comment

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

Apartment Block on Argentinische Allee “Everything in the world has colour of some sort. Nature has colour – even the grey of dust and soot, even gloom has colour of some kind. Where there is light there must...

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Lichfield Court
Oct 20th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 4 Comments

Lichfield Court, Richmond-upon-Thames

Lichfield Court is situated in Sheen Road, Richmond-upon-Thames. It is built on the site of Lichfield House which was believed by George Augustus Sala to have been built by Christopher Wren and later to have become...

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The Bathroom
Feb 18th, 2012 | | Aesthetics | History | 1 Comment

The 1930s House (2)

This is the second part of a look at the changing tastes of the 1930s. Part One can be seen here. In this we learnt that the images came from a work published in 1935 by a large paint company, Pinchin Johnson &...

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The Living Room
Feb 18th, 2012 | | Aesthetics | History | 1 Comment

The 1930s House (1)

The Hall These images come from a work published in 1935 by a large paint company, Pinchin, Johnson & Co. It was entitled: New Rooms for Old. Some helpful designs and details for transforming the ordinary interior...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 23 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Parsons' Graining colours
Aug 27th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 4 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (11) – Graining

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Imitation...

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Thomas Parsons' Parso-Glaze samples stippled
Jun 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (10) – Scumble Glaze

'Parso-Glaze' Samples - Stippled A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt'...

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Thomas Parsons' 'Parlyte' Water Paint samples 2
Jun 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (9) – Water Paint

Parlyte' Water Paint Samples - Page One A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a...

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