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Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio

We are fully trained and experienced within Interior Design & offer an inspiring fabric and wallpaper collection alongside a full range of Annie Sloan products and workshops. Well worth a visit to Hylands Estate!

Interior Design and Paint Studio located in the landscaped grounds of Hylands Estate - home to Hylands House, a Grade II neo-classical Villa and inspiring collection of skilled artists, craftsmen and makers.   Inspired by colour, pattern, period style and current trends, we embrace quirky colour and pattern combinations and love to inspire our customers and encourage them to be brave!  Workshops, hand painted or unfinished furniture and commissions available.

 

 


Address

Studios 7 & G3 The Stables
Hylands Estate, London Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 8WQ

Opening Hours

Our Studios are now currently temporarily closed due to Coronavirus. Please continue to contact us on 01245 266000 and we will endeavour to help you where we can. You can still see resources of inspiration via our social media pages.
Stay safe, love the Paint Studio xx


Contact Details

Contact Liz Perry
Phone 01245 266000
Email hello@knightknight.com

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Finding Us

Please enter using the main Hylands House entrance off London Road and The Stables is positioned to the left of the main house. A green gated entrance will lead you into The Stables courtyard. Out ground floor paint studio is on the right and our first floor design studio in above the bookshop on the left. Please note, The Stables is a dog free area. Lift available to first floor.

Workshops

Detail Brush Box Painting

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

This is a great opportunity to try out the Annie Sloan detail brushes and learn some super effective techniques to give your projects that extra detail. Annie Sloan’s Detail Brush set is designed to bring a no-fuss approach to mark-making and decorative paint effects. Ideal for painting fine details and dynamic shapes using Chalk Paint® and Gilding Waxes.
The workshop will cover technique practice, followed by the painting of a wooden box in the popular style of bone inlay using your new skills!
£55 per person includes your own set of brushes and wooden box.
You will also receive 10% off any Annie Sloan products purchased on the day (not included Project Packs which already contain discounted items).

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 11:00, 24 Apr 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

The introductory workshop will be a relaxed and fun three hours when you will be given the opportunity to sample the Annie Sloan paints, brushes and waxes.
 
This is an ideal introductory workshop suitable for beginners and those who have a little experience. During the workshop you will learn the following:

Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another
Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear, Dark, White and Black Wax
Colour mixing, we will show you the basis behind which you can go on to mix an unlimited number of colours
Smooth finish and creating a wash effect.

These are the techniques which are going to take your pieces of furniture to the next level and give you the confidence to do more than painting a piece in one flat colour.
We will also cover information about Annie herself, problem solving, tricks of the trade and any other bits of advice and information you’d like to know.

The workshop will finish with a short studio tour and an opportunity to receive a 10% discount** on Annie Sloan products in the Paint Studio (**valid on the course date only and offer excludes Project Packs as these already contain discounted items).

Introduction Workshop cost is £69pp and includes all the materials you need as well as refreshments throughout the workshop.

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 25 Apr 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

The introductory workshop will be a relaxed and fun three hours when you will be given the opportunity to sample the Annie Sloan paints, brushes and waxes.
 
This is an ideal introductory workshop suitable for beginners and those who have a little experience. During the workshop you will learn the following:

Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another
Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear, Dark, White and Black Wax
Colour mixing, we will show you the basis behind which you can go on to mix an unlimited number of colours
Smooth finish and creating a wash effect.

These are the techniques which are going to take your pieces of furniture to the next level and give you the confidence to do more than painting a piece in one flat colour.
We will also cover information about Annie herself, problem solving, tricks of the trade and any other bits of advice and information you’d like to know.

The workshop will finish with a short studio tour and an opportunity to receive a 10% discount** on Annie Sloan products in the Paint Studio (**valid on the course date only and offer excludes Project Packs as these already contain discounted items).

Introduction Workshop cost is £69pp and includes all the materials you need as well as refreshments throughout the workshop.

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 22 May 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

The Complete Chair Makeover Workshop

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

Mixing our love of fabric, chalk paint and upcycling, we are excited to be bringing you our chair makeover workshop! This is a full days course where you will learn how to reupholster a drop-in seat style vintage chair (provided) using one of our beautiful fabrics as well as giving it your own style of chalk paint finish. All materials, including the chair are provided. You come away with invaluable skills and a brand new chair!

*Please note that this is a physical workshop involving a lot of standing and bending - comfy shoes are essential!

The cost of this full day workshop is £149 per person and includes all the materials you will need including the chair and fabric as well as refreshments throughout the day and a sandwich lunch.

You will also get 10% all Annie Sloan products purchased on the day (not including Mini Project Packs which already contain discounted items).

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 09:30, 23 May 2020
End 16:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Techniques for Colour and Style

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

This is our advanced workshop for anyone who has some experience of using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and would like to learn some fantastic new techniques and gain confidence in the use of Annie Sloan products.
This fun workshop will cover the following:

Flat finish
Ombre
Image transfer
Stencilling
Simple textured effect
Gilding
Craqueleur
Frottage

You will be shown, in detail, how to use many products to achieve all of these transformative advanced techniques in small classes of up to 6. We will work over two pine boards which are yours to take home and inspire your future projects.
£79 inc materials, tuition and refreshments.
Price includes 10% discount on all Annie Sloan in house purchases on the day of your booking.
Limited spaces, to book please call 01245 266000 or email paint@knightknight.com

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 19 Jun 2020
End 14:00
Email paint@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

The introductory workshop will be a relaxed and fun three hours when you will be given the opportunity to sample the Annie Sloan paints, brushes and waxes.
 
This is an ideal introductory workshop suitable for beginners and those who have a little experience. During the workshop you will learn the following:

Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another
Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear, Dark, White and Black Wax
Colour mixing, we will show you the basis behind which you can go on to mix an unlimited number of colours
Smooth finish and creating a wash effect.

These are the techniques which are going to take your pieces of furniture to the next level and give you the confidence to do more than painting a piece in one flat colour.
We will also cover information about Annie herself, problem solving, tricks of the trade and any other bits of advice and information you’d like to know.

The workshop will finish with a short studio tour and an opportunity to receive a 10% discount** on Annie Sloan products in the Paint Studio (**valid on the course date only and offer excludes Project Packs as these already contain discounted items).

Introduction Workshop cost is £69pp and includes all the materials you need as well as refreshments throughout the workshop.

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 20 Jun 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

The introductory workshop will be a relaxed and fun three hours when you will be given the opportunity to sample the Annie Sloan paints, brushes and waxes.
 
This is an ideal introductory workshop suitable for beginners and those who have a little experience. During the workshop you will learn the following:

Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another
Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear, Dark, White and Black Wax
Colour mixing, we will show you the basis behind which you can go on to mix an unlimited number of colours
Smooth finish and creating a wash effect.

These are the techniques which are going to take your pieces of furniture to the next level and give you the confidence to do more than painting a piece in one flat colour.
We will also cover information about Annie herself, problem solving, tricks of the trade and any other bits of advice and information you’d like to know.

The workshop will finish with a short studio tour and an opportunity to receive a 10% discount** on Annie Sloan products in the Paint Studio (**valid on the course date only and offer excludes Project Packs as these already contain discounted items).

Introduction Workshop cost is £69pp and includes all the materials you need as well as refreshments throughout the workshop.

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 17 Jul 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Bedside Table Manners

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

We are thrilled to be bringing you this new one day workshop at which you will be completely up cycling your own bedside table using techniques such as decoupage, gilding etc. During the workshop, you will be expertly guided to choose your paint colour, wallpaper, fabric and any other finishing details that you wish to completely transform your small piece of furniture.
Spaces are limited to 4 for this workshop. Ideal pieces of furniture to bring are small bedsides, small side tables etc.
£95 per person which includes all materials needed to complete your project and expert tuition as well as refreshments throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch, alternatively you will receive a 10% discount at the Stables Cafe.

You will also receive 10% off any Annie Sloan products purchased on the day (not included Project Packs which already contain discounted items).

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 18 Jul 2020
End 16:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Liz Perry/Verity Southwell, Knight Design Interiors - The Paint Studio, Chelmsford

The introductory workshop will be a relaxed and fun three hours when you will be given the opportunity to sample the Annie Sloan paints, brushes and waxes.
 
This is an ideal introductory workshop suitable for beginners and those who have a little experience. During the workshop you will learn the following:

Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another
Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear, Dark, White and Black Wax
Colour mixing, we will show you the basis behind which you can go on to mix an unlimited number of colours
Smooth finish and creating a wash effect.

These are the techniques which are going to take your pieces of furniture to the next level and give you the confidence to do more than painting a piece in one flat colour.
We will also cover information about Annie herself, problem solving, tricks of the trade and any other bits of advice and information you’d like to know.

The workshop will finish with a short studio tour and an opportunity to receive a 10% discount** on Annie Sloan products in the Paint Studio (**valid on the course date only and offer excludes Project Packs as these already contain discounted items).

Introduction Workshop cost is £69pp and includes all the materials you need as well as refreshments throughout the workshop.

Location Studios 7 & G3 The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Start 10:00, 15 Aug 2020
End 13:00
Email hello@knightknight.com
Phone 01245 266000

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