Craig & Rose has a rich history of manufacturing superior quality paints since 1829 and we have won numerous exciting contracts, such as painting the iconic Forth Bridge. Today we combine our heritage with current trend expertise and so we are excited to share our recent partnership with The Landmark Trust and their renovation of a beautiful period property, Saddell House, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland
The Landmark Trust is a charity that rescues important buildings that would otherwise be lost and currently, they have over 200 buildings in Britain, as well as a number in Italy, France, and Belgium. Once restored, the properties are available for holidays, to ensure they can be enjoyed by all.
Built in 1774, this typical Scottish laird’s house of the period possesses generously proportioned rooms and large windows with breath-taking views across the sea towards Arran. Having been restored back in 2004, Saddell House is now one of the most popular properties in the portfolio, welcoming large groups throughout the year. Because of its popularity, it has experienced some wear and tear and was therefore in need of an update.
The partnership between Craig & Rose and The Landmark Trust involved paint chemist Ed White, and Linda Lockett, Landmark’s surveyor for the Northern region and Scotland, selecting a palette of colours from the 1829 range centred on the building’s architectural period. Two special colours, Lichen and Terracotta, were created to evoke a homely feel, reminiscent of the property’s history and complementary to its classical style. If you are inspired by the colours created for these rooms then perhaps take a look at Olive Laque and Venetian Red.
‘Lichen’ was created for the master bedroom on the first floor and beautifully complements the view through the large bay windows. The whole of Saddell Bay with its long white strand and rocky point now belongs to Landmark and those who stay here can explore the bay and its wild landscape. The classic green tone used in this room is inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.
The rest of the house was decorated using colours selected from the Craig and Rose 1829 range. One of the seven bedrooms at the house and the sitting room features Jasper Yellow. The selected colour feels bright and fresh against the white woodwork and natural daylight that enters through the magnificent large windows.
Morris Blue has been used in one of the other bedrooms and this soft vintage tone has been heavily inspired by William Morris’ romantic palette and so it sits nicely alongside the warm woods and textiles in the room.
Inspired by the Victorian period, Tapestry Green is a beautiful sage tone with an elegant 19th-century feel, and this colour was selected for use in one of the bedrooms.
Moorish Yellow is a pale blossom shade inspired by the Alhambra Palace, where the golden yellows have gently faded over time and its use in the bathroom alongside clean and crisp white, really allows for the classic fitting details to take centre stage.
Another of the bathrooms has been decorated using our Esterhazy colour, which is an understated, soft pewter grey.
To see more of the Craig & Rose range take a look through our palette here. The redecoration at Saddell House was carried out by MacKay Decorators of Perth. To book a break at Saddell House, please visit the Landmark Trust website.