Built by the Bedingfield family in 1482, during the War of the Roses, Oxburgh Hall has a wonderful Romantic, tudor style interior. Featuring heavily carved ancient woodwork, stained glass, armour, and embroideries worked by Mary Queen of Scots.
Our collaboration with Savoir Beds began in 2014 when one of their bed designers, Mandeep Dillon, saw the potential of our Procession of Bacchus design on linen.
In 2015, renowned designer Russell Sage was invited to design the Champagne Bar at Decorex, and we were a part of it!
Dating from the reign of Elizabeth I, Longstowe Hall lies hidden within ancient woodland that opens out to reveal a glorious English garden. The beautiful mansion house stands in a park of about 175 acres and is now used as a venue for weddings and events.
In the spring of 2014, a team of experts began a project to undertake the Castle’s most significant interior restoration work since the 1930s.
Audley End House is a largely early 17th-century country house outside Saffron Walden, Essex. It was once a prodigy house, a palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. Audley End is now one-third of its original size, but is still large, with much to enjoy in its architectural features and varied collections. It is currently in the stewardship of English Heritage and remains the family seat of the Lords Braybrooke.
Black Sails is an American drama / adventure TV series set on New Providence Island and a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. The show fictionalises real-life pirates including Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, Ned Low, and Blackbeard. The series was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine for Starz and debuted online on YouTube, various streaming platforms, On Demand services and cable.
Englefield House is an Elizabethan country house with surrounding estate at Englefield in the English county of Berkshire, owned by the Benyon family. Englefield is named after a battle there between the Saxons and the Danes in AD 871. It is thought to mean 'Englishman's battle field' or 'Field of angels' becoming Englefield in time.
BBC2's historical drama Wolf Hall chronicles the rise of Thomas Cromwell, the son of a humble blacksmith who became King Henry VIII's chief minister, as he navigated the corridors of power in the Tudor Court. The acclaimed Hilary Mantel adaptation is BBC2's most popular drama since modern records began in 2002, with an average of 4.4 million viewers per episode.
Perched on a ridge high above the Vale of Scarsdale, on the site of a medieval fortress, Bolsover Castle is an extraordinary 17th-century aristocratic retreat. The exquisite ‘Little Castle’ has remarkable wall paintings and interiors, and the Riding House is the earliest such building in England to survive complete.
Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, the stunning estate and 18-Century Palladian house was saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007. Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-Century Scottish cabinet makers.
In 2009, London-based Russian businessman and entrepreneur, Evgeny Lebedev, together with with his oligarch father, Alexander, decided to purchase the ruined Castello di Santa Eurasia in Italy’s Umbria region. The medieval castle and former military outpost sits atop a steep hill offering dramatic 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. The 35,000-square-foot building and registered monument had been abandoned for more than six decades and was basically a pile of rubble, before being completely renovated and modernized by the Lebedevs.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Palace began as a simple two-story Jacobean mansion in 1605, which was later expanded by Sir Christopher Wren. Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.
Lake Constance, Germany
Meersburg New Palace is a magnificent castle located on the hillside overlooking the North shore of Lake Constance in Baden-Wuttenburg, southern Germany.
The former residence of the Prince-bishops of Constance, the New Palace was constructed in the 17th century and forms an important part of the Palace complex which became “one of the most original Baroque residences in the empire”.
Avebury Manor is located on the edge of the small village of Avebury in Wiltshire, which is famous for being encompassed by the world's largest prehistoric stone circle. The manor house was transformed in a partnership between the National Trust and the BBC, creating a hands-on experience that celebrates and reflects the lives of the people who once lived here.
Hampton Court Palace began to reach its current glory in 1515 when the ambitious redevelopment of the former grange was carried out for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the King seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it. In the following century, King William III undertook a massive rebuilding and expansion project, destroying much of the Tudor palace. Work ceased in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque.
Dover Castle is one of English Heritage’s flagship sites attracting in excess of 300,000 visitors per annum. It is now believed that Henry II built the Great Tower at Dover not for reasons of defence, but to impress foreign dignitaries and pilgrims arriving in England with his wealth and power. It was a magnificent statement and symbol of royal omnipotence, visible from afar, which was used to offset the growing popularity of the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house. The ornate terracotta decorations are of Italian design, and the extravagant use of glass, diaper patterns in the brick work and its commanding height, add to its grandeur and importance.
Although this is a stunning and imposing building, Layer Marney Tower remains a family home, skilfully adapted as a wedding and events venue.
Eastnor Castle lies at the foot of the Malvern Hills surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake. Between 1810 and 1824 the 1st Earl commissioned a castle that would impress his contemporaries and raise his family into the higher ranks of the ruling class. His architect, the young Robert Smirke, (known for his design for the British Museum) proposed a Norman Revival style, though Pugin is known to have made some alterations to the inside.
In 2007, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) held an exhibition called 'Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Spendour'. It was the first comprehensive survey of 17th century European tapestries. As an ambitious international loan exhibition it drew upon many fine examples including ‘Garden with Diana Fountain’ from Warwick Castle. Recognising that borrowing the tapestry left the Castle with empty wall space of a vast size, The Met commissioned Zardi & Zardi to make a reproduction to hang for the duration of the exhibition.
In 2007, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) held an exhibition called 'Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Spendour'. It was the first comprehensive survey of 17th century European tapestries. As an ambitious international loan exhibition it drew upon many fine examples including the 'Siege of Bouchain’ from Blenheim Palace. Recognising that borrowing the tapestry left the Castle with empty wall space of a vast size, The Met commissioned Zardi & Zardi to make a reproduction to hang for the duration of the exhibition.
Built in the 1720s for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. A collaboration between architects Colen Campbell and James Gibbs, with lavish interiors by William Kent, Houghton was built to reflect the wealth, taste, and power of its owner.