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The Restoration of Venice


Wallpaper Mural of a Map of Venice from 1890 hung by DECORUM DECORATING


The client for this project is lover of Italian culture and even speaks the language. Therefore it was appropriate she chose this beautiful 1890 Map of Venice wall mural. Framed by the green paintwork and complemented by the Latin wording on the stain glass window, the corridor of this Hove Flat has a genuine vibe of Italy. Bravo!



William Morris in the Dining Room


Feature Wall cross lined with a heavyweight paper before the hanging of Morris & Co. Wallpaper


After preparing and cross lining this feature wall with a suitable heavyweight paper, a classic Victorian floral paper by the legendary designer William Morris was hung in this Dining Room to reflect the foliage of the garden seen through the window.

Victorian column radiator partly highlighted by the Morris & Co. Wallpaper hung by DECORUM DECORATING
Victorian Sash Window highlighted by the floral design of Morris & Co. Wallpaper hung by DECORUM DECORATING
Morris & Co. wallpapers from original 19th-century William Morris designs hung by DECORUM DECORATING


The deep greens and browns of this Morris & Co. Wallpaper design assist to highlight the beautiful sash window and classic Victorian column radiator, providing a most suitable ambiance for when 'dinner is served'. 


The Contemporary Hallway


Denelm Bamboo Wallaper Mural hung by DECORUM DECORATING
Denelm Bamboo Wallaper Mural hung by DECORUM DECORATING
Denelm Bamboo Wallaper Mural hung by DECORUM DECORATING
Denelm Bamboo Wallaper Mural hung by DECORUM DECORATING


The client described her interior ideas as 'quirky' but no doubt she had vision as she requested this Dunelm Wallpaper Mural was to fitted not just to the walls but the doors. Fortunately the plain design of the numerous modern doors allowed for this and the result is a very impressive display of flora and bamboo that contrasts well with the wood of the floor. The Hallway was completely transformed and a wonderful space to greet your guests with cocktails!


Colour Drenching in the Kitchen


Colour Drenching using Farrow & Ball Rangwali N0 296 painted by DECORUM DECORATING
Colour Drenching using Farrow & Ball Rangwali N0 296 painted by DECORUM DECORATING
Colour Drenching using Farrow & Ball Rangwali N0 296 painted by DECORUM DECORATING


This client loves the current vogue for Colour Drenching and Decorum Decorating has completed many areas of their large Edwardian home using this technique. However, the pink of this Farrow & Ball Rangwali No 296 makes for an impressive feature wall in their kitchen while highlighting the brass door hardware and muting the presence of the modern radiator. 


The Regency Bathroom


Regency Bathroom in a Grade 2* Listed House painted by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton


In this Grade 2* Listed House, previous conversion works created long proportions for the main Bathroom. Decorum Decorating recommended the use of the terracotta colour on the far walls around the window and recess to alleviate the long proportions of the bathroom. The strong colour also served to highlight the free standing bath and chimes with the patterns of the client's beloved floor rug.



The Edwardian Living Room

Cole & Son Hand Print Wallpaper from the Ardmore Collection at £395.00 a roll hung by DECORUM DECORATING


This Cole & Son Handprinted Wallpaper from the Ardmore Collection had to be specially ordered by the client. At £395.00 a roll, they called on Decorum Decorating to prepare the wall and hang a suitable lining paper before fixing the wallpaper.



The Master Bedroom


Wallpaper Mural design by Artist Sarah Arnett hung by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton


This Hand Printed Mural designed by Brighton Artist Sarah Arnett, creates a beautiful feature wall in the bedroom of this home. After spending several hundred pounds on the Mural, the client needed someone they could trust to prepare and hang the paper and Decorum Decorating was the company they requested.



Claude Monet in The Office


Claude Monet Impressionist Wallpaper Mural hung by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton


This latest project involved another painter. None other than the French Impressionist Painter Claude Monet! The Hand Printed Mural was added to the office space creating a feature wall whose sublime colours provide serenity and calm to our fast paced digital culture. 



Pink is the New Grey


Edwardian Front Door From Grey to Pink painted by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton


These Decorum Decorating clients raised a few eyebrows in the local area by deciding to paint their Front Door in this Vibrant Pink. We encouraged their choice of colour as a unique contrast to the existing Grey! The previous waterbased eggshell had not weathered well, so we recommended an oil based paint medium to repel the weather and completed the project by fitting the Brass Door Furniture.



The Brittany Farmhouse

Before - Brittany Farmhouse painted by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton
After - Brittany Farmhouse painted by DECORUM DECORATING Brighton


Our clients liked the work of Decorum Decorating so much they invited us over to their holiday home in Brittany to give the exterior a makeover. This Farmhouse looked rather dowdy with the dark faded woodwork.




We suggested blue shutters to reflect the colour of the Brittany skies creating a light contrast from the stone walls and slate roof and with the painted white windows, the farmhouse takes on a brighter ambiance.




DECORUM DECORATING is run by John Baron Kent who has over 25 years experience of Boutique Painting & Decorating, Specialist Wallpaper Hanging, Decorative Finishes and a history of high end work in London’s Chelsea and Kensington areas. 


Decorum Decorating has been serving clients in Brighton and beyond since 2002 in both the Residential & Commercial sectors and has many Five Star Google Reviews and Independent Client Reviews who can be contacted directly. See below.


John offers a high degree of expertise, knowledge and skill in the decoration of Interiors & Exteriors and has extensive knowledge of Art History, Interior Design, Music and a degree in Philosophy from University of Sussex, and has garnered a reputation for his Set Design and the Lighting & Filming of Videos & Photography for the Artist & Musician EMBERHONEY.



Scene from the Music & Video Release 'Holier Than Thou' by EMBERHONEY. Set Design, Filming & Photography by John Baron Kent


Colourphobia? Overwhelmed by choice? Relax! DECORUM DECORATING can help you decide.
DECORUM DECORATING can make up painted colour samples if requested


Feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the right colour choice? Just can't make a decision? Relax, as John from Decorum Decorating will help you decide. With his vast experience of working on many varied Decorating & Design Projects, John can provide an Hourly Colour Consultation Service and make up Painted Colour Samples if requested. 



John Kent of DECORUM DECORATING of Boutique Painting & Decorating, Specialist Wallpaper Hanging, Decorative Finishes Brighton

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Decorum Decorating are fantastic. Their work is brilliant! They are hard working and meticulous in their approach and achieve the highest professional standards. They offer great advice on colour and tones are honest, reliable and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.

Professor Jane Collins


John from Decorum Decorating has decorated our house many times. His attention to detail is second to none, he arrives on time, stays on budget and is helpful with advice on paint finishes and colour combinations. He is a great communicator and is a pleasure to have in our home.


Chris Harrison


We wanted our kitchen and dining room painted but didn’t want the cost of replacing the whole kitchen. We had John from Decorum Decorating remove the tiles and repair the plaster. He then made up paint samples to help us decide on a colour scheme. With the fitting of 22 new handles on the drawers and doors, it was transformed into a kitchen diner from an interiors magazine!


Sara Crane


We have been using Decorum Decorating since 2005 and have always been happy with their high standard of work. The attention to detail, care given during the work done and the clean up afterwards have been of a very high standard. We recently needed some wall papering to be done, using an expensive paper. There's no one else I would have trusted with the job.


Pete Jones



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