Listed buildings are named as such for a reason. It is a criminal offence to alter any part of the constitution of the building without permission. This also applies to minor changes and interior changes (although these are unlikely to be rejected if done with good intent.) From an interior design point of view ‘kitting out’ a listed building offers the chance to produce something spectacular and grand whilst providing a unique and different opportunity. This article will focus on the fabric of the building – i.e. things you do not need planning permission for. *If in doubt with any planning issue on listing buildings, then seek professional advice and opinion.*
When it comes to picking the right colours, which do you go for, and what do you do? In this guide we will seek to provide you with some direction, with things to potentially avoid! * Experiment. Don’t simply go into a room and change everything as it can cost a lot of time and money. Do a trial in a place where many people won’t see, so you can do this quickly and see the results faster. What works? Sampling doesn’t have to be on a grand scale to gain the true effect of it.