The Pictures tell the story really. There is always something else to do, whatever the job here at Higham. People who think it is just a case of a lick of paint are mistaken. Behind the job of redecorating the Study at the top of the main stairs have been two other major jobs: Repairing holes in the roof at the front and plastering the arches. Until these two things were properly done, it was impossible to paint successfully.
We also took the decision to relocate the damask curtains to a more useful place (Room 15, where they complement the fresh decor perfectly). We can now show off the neo-gothic pained sash windows far more effectively, without curtains spoiling the lines.
Two contrasting but harmonious heritage colours were chosen for the wall and woodwork. We have used a high grade of paint to maximise longevity. It costs double what more popular paint can cost, but it covers so well and should give us a longer lifespan looking good. So far, we have been pleased with similar paint used in Rooms 4 and 5, and, recently, in the end of the Dining Room.