13 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury. Patrick worked with the developers of this 18th century house
Dec 29th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 1 Comment

13 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury

Bedford Row, which lies between Red Lion Street and Gray's Inn, is a broad thoroughfare of the early eighteenth century. It does not derive its name, as might be imagined, from the Russell family, but from the town...

All Souls Church - copyright Lonpicman at Wikipedia
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

All Souls, Langham Place

All Souls, Langham Place, was built by John Nash on the ceremonial route that he planned from Carlton House to Regent's Park via Regent Street and Park Square. It was to provide to provide an eye-catching monument...

Sulby Park Door - Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis of this Soane-designed complex of buildings
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Sulby Park Farm, Northamptonshire

In 1792 Rene Payne of Welford employed Sir John Soane to design a house on land in the Parish of Sulby. The house, built in the Palladian style in 1793-95, was of two storeys with basement and attics. In 1810,...

The Man of Taste by William Hogarth
Dec 21st, 2010 | | Aesthetics | 2 Comments

The Folly of Taste

The Man of Taste A recent feature in one of the glossy interiors magazines brought to mind the above cartoon and the sentiment associated with it. In his print The Man of Taste William Hogarth attacks...

Patrick Baty produced this range of 1960s paint colours from contemporary sources
Dec 16th, 2010 | | Colour Ranges | No Comments

Another Look at 1960s Paint Colours

Caution - Those of a nervous disposition should look no further! Patrick has already written about the background to the range of 1960s paint colours that he produced for Papers and Paints a couple of years ago. ...

Patrick Baty provided advice and colour matched samples for Richard Ireland's restoration of the Robert Adam schemes at Headfort House in Ireland
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Conservation | 1 Comment

Headfort House, Ireland

In the early 1770s Thomas Taylor, the first Earl of Headfort, commissioned Irish architect George Semple to build Headfort House. It was designed in a severe unadorned neoclassical style with an impressive scale and...

Patrick Baty selected colours and produced a specification for the Ambulatory at Mercers' Hall
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | No Comments

Mercers’ Hall

View of the Ambulatory before the work The Worshipful Company of Mercers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. It was incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1394. The Mercers' Company is based at...

Patrick Baty was employed to carry out an analysis of the decorative schemes in the Reception Hall of the Roman Baths
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | 3 Comments

Roman Baths, Bath

The reception hall at the Roman Baths and Pump Room site was completed in 1897 as a concert hall extension to the Pump Room. The extension was part of a larger programme of works which was designed to develop the...

Patrick Baty was asked for advice on the paint colours appropriate for this 18th century house
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Petersham, Surrey

I was employed to devise a schedule of appropriate paint colours for this 18th century house in Petersham and my company Papers and Paints mixed colours specially for the project. Coincidentally, the house is...

Patrick Baty investigated the paint in the 17th century part of the house
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Pool Orchard, near Coventry

I was asked to carry out an investigation of the paint on the black-painted interior beams of this house near Coventry. It is composed of elements built at different periods. Patrick Baty taking a paint sample...

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