Echoing the bejewelled eggs made by the House of Fabergé in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this feature wall of Baroque flourishes celebrates opulence and femininity.
• Plascon Cashmere Lazy Afternoon (B1-C2-2)
• Plascon Pearl White (DRP 3)
• Transparency sheets
• Polycell Sugar Soap
• Polyfilla Interior
• Drop sheet
• Masking tape
• Hamilton’s paintbrush
• Hamilton’s Polypile roller
• Overhead projector
• Water-based pencil or chalk
• Spirit level
• Hamilton’s artist brush
Get the décor effect:
• Source a Fabergé or baroque pattern with relatively simple lines and trace it onto a transparency.
• Ensure that your wall is clean and dry. Fill any holes with Polyfilla and allow to dry before sanding smooth.
• Lay a drop sheet and mask off the skirting board. Next, using the Hamilton’s paintbrush and roller, apply two coats of Plascon Cashmere Lazy Afternoon, allowing drying time in between.
• Use an overhead projector to project the pattern onto the wall. Trace the outlines with a water-based pencil or chalk.
• If you want to repeat the pattern, move the overhead projector and trace again, using a spirit level to ensure the designs are in line with each other.
• Use your Hamilton’s artist brush to carefully fill in the lines of the designs with Plascon Pearl White. For a more opaque look, you will need to paint several coats of the Pearl.
• UPSIZE Scale up the size of baroque motifs for maximum effect.
• SIMPLIFY This design was inspired by an Aquilano e Rimondi outfit, but the lines were simplified considerably.
• BRIGHTEN Darker colours can be too heavy and stark for this ethereal look. So rather paint the design in a light, opalescent shade.
• MODERNISE The space was brought up-to-date with framed pieces of embroidered fabric, as well as empty frames. All the frames were painted the same colour as the wall to keep them from looking too cluttered against the already busy design.
• ACCESSORISE Eclectic accessories make all the difference. A plush upholstered Victorian chair is counterbalanced with bright yellow ceramics for a touch of fun.
CREDITS Photographs Micky Hoyle Production Liezel Norval-Kruger