London based artist & designer whose work is inspired by the architecture of grand buildings.
Dappled light in the magnificent Marble Hall of Kedleston Hall. Robert Adam designed this space to suggest the atrium of a Roman villa.
Continuing the Rome theme but moving to Derbyshire, England, with the south front of Kedleston Hall, based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome. This facade is the first by Robert Adam.
The Hall of the Battle Column inside the Palazzo Colonna, Rome. Photo: @galleriacolonna
The portico of Palazzo Wedekind in Piazza Colonna, Rome. The columns are Roman and come from Veii.
A beautiful painted room inside the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Photo: Giuseppe Sapori
The south front of Corsham Court, Wiltshire. The Grounds are by Capability Brown but finished after his death by Humphrey Repton. It became Bath School of Art and Design and part of Bath Spa University and is now used for postgraduate facilities.
Staying with the Capability Brown thrme with one of his interiors, this is the picture gallery filled with an impressive collection of Grand Tour art in Corsham Court, Wiltshire.
The Rotunda with its majestic Cedar trees at Croome Court, Worcestershire, England, designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and built between 1754 and 1757 as a comfortable relaxing 'garden room'.
Keeping with the castle theme this is an interior that could easily belong to one, the grand, three-story height Marble Hall of Gosford House, East Lothian, Scotland.
From one castle to another, this one being Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. This Elizabethan-style house was redesigned and extended in a grand Gothic Revival style by James Wyatt in the early 19th century.
The turquoise and cream staircase in Powderham Castle, Devon, described by Pevsner as ' the most spectacular architecture of its date in the west country'.
The garden front of Powderham Castle in Devon.
To Devon now with James Wyatt's domed music room in Powderham Castle.
The front of beautiful Frampton Court in Gloucestershire. As I said last time I did a post of it 'The quintessential country house in the quintessential County'.
The staircase hall in Hatchlands Park, Surrey, by the young Robert Adam. The alcove below the staircase contains Elgar's piano, one of the many in the collection of Alec Cobbe. Photo: Bill Batten
The dining room of Hatchlands Park in Surrey, an early work by the young Robert Adam, recently returned from his Grand Tour. The painting on the end wall is 'Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse' by Joshua Reynolds. She was an actress of the 18th century who became famous for her role as Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth. The house is currently lived in by the designer and collector Alex Cobbe. Photo: Chris Lacey
The famous Apollo Gallery (Galerie d'Apollon) in the Louvre. It was the first Royal Gallery for Louis XIV, and it was the predecessor and inspiration for for the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles.
A room from the Hotel Le Bas de Montargis, Paris, now in the Louvre's 18th Century Decorative Art Galleries. Photo: @hugues.mr