Tag : George VI

Witanhurst from the street
Oct 5th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Witanhurst

Witanhurst - Marcus Cooper Group Witanhurst is an early twentieth century Georgian Revival mansion located on five acres (20,000 m²) in Highgate, North London. It commands some of the best views in London and is...

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Traditional British Colours
Jan 3rd, 2012 | | Colour Ranges | History | 2 Comments

Traditional British Colours – Coronation of King George VI

"A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole, it does not look likely to stir a man's soul, 'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff and the rag was a flag."1 This book on...

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Cafe Royal
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | 3 Comments

Cafe Royal

The Grill Room - Restored The Cafe Royal was a restaurant and meeting place originally conceived and set up by Daniel Nicholas Thévenon, who was a French wine merchant. He had to flee France due to bankruptcy,...

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Festival Hall - not CC - replace
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Institutions | Recent projects | No Comments

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London

Far from being a brilliant white, paint analysis established that the surfaces in the foyer were painted in a very sophisticated manner in 1951. A deep red, a pale dull green and a dark brown were originally...

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