|The finished painted wall|
|Mel and Dave painting the design|
We painted this design between the studding of an attic bedroom in a Grade II listed Elizabethan house in Mermaid Street, Rye.
|Mermaid Street, Rye|
The original design was discovered painted on the walls of a house in Canterbury which is why we have named the design The Canterbury Multivine. Whilst the house is long since demolished, fortunately the painting was recorded as a watercolour just before the bulldozers moved in. Thanks to this sketch we were able to reconstruct what we know was a popular style of design in the 16th century.
|A detail of the original watercolour|
We have enjoyed using this elegant design over the years in different settings. Here are some examples (not terribly good quality photos I'm afraid - these are scans from photos - pre-digital era!)
|Canterbury Multivine - Exhibition stand at Period Living Fair|
|Canterbury Multivine painted on kitchen walls (private client)|
|Canterbury Multivine painted between beams in a library (private client)|