Art / Wall paintings
Distemper, oil paint, lead oil and alkyd paints, cement.
Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire
Painted surfaces of South Gazebo. The interior was entirely re decorated in 1986 by Tom Helme, who painted the dome and corner quadrants red and stencilled the walls with a white snowflake motif on a light blue ground. The window and door frames were painted with a trompe l’oeil wood graining effect. The dome was originally a strong yellow distemper; wall colour unknown (replastered in 1986). The roll moulding with Chinoiserie design is the only exposed original scheme.