THE GREAT BRITISH TOUR AND HISTORIC DECORATION
Oliver Gerrish offers tailor-made tours with exclusive access to great country houses and the very British lifestyle. Oliver collaborates with art historian Zuleika Parkin, and Lady Caroline Percy, a leading interior decorator and specialist in historic interiors. For more information please go to www.thegreatbritishtour.com.
HISTORIC DECORATION is a new and dynamic series on the history of British interior decoration from the Elizabethan era up until the 1960s. The days are hosted by Oliver Gerrish and Lady Caroline at Syon House. Speakers include many of the most admired names in British interior design and architectural history. In April 2018 Historic Decoration teamed up with LASSCO at Brunswick House to create Salon Wednesdays - a series of lectures with wine. We have been very fortunate to have had Edward Bulmer, Stephen Calloway and Jeremy Musson speaking for the first series.
We have strong connections to many of the top boutique hotels throughout Britain and, depending on the size of the group, we will stay in those or in the houses themselves.
We can cater for any guests from abroad with polite translators, who will accompany the tour.
For any enquiries or more information regarding tours, please email email@example.com
About Lady Caroline Percy
Caroline is an interior designer and consultant in Fine Art and Antiques. As well as designing interiors, she advises clients on the acquisition and sale of antiques, including furniture, objets d’art and paintings.
Caroline grew up surrounded by historic and important works of art. This fostered an interest in the decorative arts and encouraged her to acquire a wide knowledge of historic interior styles. She has lived in Italy, France and Spain and speaks those languages fluently. Visits to museums and private collections around Europe increased her knowledge of continental art and interiors.
While living abroad, she worked with Spanish antique dealers, sourcing antiques for export to Spain, thus building up a large network of wholesale antique specialists. On returning to live in England, she has continued to successfully source antiques and works of art for a wide international clientele.
The interior design side of the business developed in response to clients’ requests to create interiors suitable for the period and style of their house or for their collections. Caroline has worked on a number of high profile design projects for both historic and modern Interiors and has appeared on various television programmes commenting on antiques and the interior design of historic houses.
the Great British Tour
Oliver Gerrish & Zuleika parkin