Thoughtful Detail: Gold Leaf Gilding

By Oliver Burns

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September 26, 2014|

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  • ttention to detail is very important in all that we do, particularly when it comes to the small elements and we ensure that each and every detail is thoughtfully considered. In our Fitzrovia Apartment we wanted to bring a warm glow and glamorous feel to the neutral colour palette, choosing the richness of metallic gold leaf for the entrance hall ceiling and window arches in the living area.
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In the entrance hall, the gold gilt coffered ceiling highlights the oversized gold chandelier creating an immediate sense of grandeur.

In the living room, gold leaf in the window arches reflects a warm glow of light around the room whilst accentuating the height of the room.

Using methods from ancient Egyptian times, artisans hand applied these fine fragile layers of gold leaf, imparting a golden sheen and reflecting shimmering light, creating a feeling of welcoming warmth.

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