By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Decorators and Gilders Hare & Humphreys Ltd


Most of our residential projects relate to country houses or London townhouse residences. Our unique and extensive experience and knowledge of the English Country House, its style and aesthetics, has been gained by working in this sector over many years.

Hare & Humphreys have all the skills required to work on all aspects of this type of renovation project. Clients mainly come to H & H for our skills in fine painting, colour usage and design. We are able to create the ideal ambiance and residential impact that is required. Many projects involve renovation of entire properties but we also will take on individual, fine rooms. We take pride in working very closely with each client, offering solutions and bespoke finishes as required.

In the case of large townhouses, clients often come to us because of our expertise in country house style and our ability to create bespoke elements that make up a particular, required style. Paintinggilding, polishing and carving, fabrics and papers are all considered in combination, as part of such schemes.

In addition the renovation of furniture can be carried out as an integral part of larger room schemes when necessary.

All the work described above can also be applied to work in the renovation and decoration of flats and penthouses.

Traditionally our most successful schemes are where we take on the role of principal contractor for our client. This means that Hare and Humphreys control and oversee all the work on site, by all the tradesmen, craftsmen and artisans. In such cases our ability to phase the work and manage the people on site, in order to reduce disruption to our client and their neighbours, as well as reduce the pressure on them as owners, is often highly valued.