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These vaulted cellar spaces in Louth captured the imagination of the owner, who saw an opportunity to fashion the space as a convincing wine cellar for tasting and acquiring fine wines. My associate, and fine artist, Mary Daw has given the white painted brick surfaces a Neo-Pompeiian fresco of sepia wash and has delicately hand painted trailing vines redolent of the vendange. The carved wood panels conceal mirror tiles and add detailing to a flush door and architrave but are actually wallpaper panels by Emanuele Viscuso. The realistic look of these is due in no small measure to the preparation and precision hanging by decorator Mark Copeland. Mary's rampant vines intrude on the panels in places, evincing the troupe l'oeil effect.

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