Emma left Art college at 18 to set up her own  pine stripping and furniture restoration business behind her Mum’s antique shop. Quite quickly her artistic background became a major feature in her business and she began developing paint effects for the furniture she restored. The business grew and her furniture was exported to California, Emma followed soon to restore antiques and expand her knowledge of paint effects. On returning to the UK she was asked to help in the restoration of Harrock Hall. This led onto an 18 year rolling commission to restore and renew the decoration for Sir Peter Moores at Parbold Hall. 

Emma opened her first Interiors shop in 1994, selling her own range of paints, colours, stencils, paint effects and furniture. She began to run paint effects and stenciling courses as well as getting involved with a new use for paint effects on hand made kitchens with its beginnings in the lemon rag-rolled kitchens of the late eighties… 
Over 25 years later styles, colours and materials have changed but kitchens are still one of Emma’s main passions.  
Emma’s love of colour and hand painting has grown into a thriving nationwide business of colour consulting, hand painting and restoration work. 

Hive Haus Kitchenette
  • Harrock Hall - Restoration.
  • Parbold Hall. 18 year rolling restoration and decorative commission. 
  • Compton Verney Museum. Colour consultation for the major art galleries.
  • Co-designed and colour consulted ‘Hive Haus’ Kitchenette featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
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