12 White Roses

In the hunt for beautiful Art Deco features to add to our current kitchen fantailrenovation project I stumbled across the fantastic Birmingham based firm Classic Ceilings. This small enterprise run by Marc Newey creates high quality period plaster ceiling roses, coving corners, overdoors, light switch surrounds and air bricks. He personally designs and manufactures pieces in Arts & Crafts and English & French Revival styles, but its his love for Art Deco that made my jaw drop. His attention to detail and eye for multi layered design really captures the period beautifully and the execution is perfect.

sunstorm209x8plaJust browsing the site gave me a deep yearning to be renovating a modernist interwar property. Sadly there’s no sign of that opportunity presenting itself in the near future, so until then I’ll make do with my current project.
Marc has supplied me a ‘Sunstorm’ vent cover which I’ve installed over an airbrick on a chimney breast, and two ‘Miami’ ceiling roses that echo the appearance of an old cinema clock that will hang at one of the room.

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About Art Deco Magpie

Seasoned Art Deco collector and blogger Philip Butler, aka Art Deco Magpie, has spent many years transforming the interior of his family home into a 1930’s time warp. Furniture, wall coverings, fixtures, fittings and carpets, nothing has been neglected from his quest to obtain near film set perfection. Combining a love of photography and passion for 20th century history, Philip is now working on his debut book; “Streamline Worcestershire – A Journey Through the Inter-War Modernist Architecture in the County“. Philip lives in Great Malvern with his wife and two young daughters. When not immersing himself in all things Art Deco, he can be found tinkering with classic cars, working in the alcoholic drinks trade, practicing writing in the third person, and trying to be a good dad!
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