Mansion house gilding

Working with John Pope… we are now up to our eyes in gold!… and absolutely loving it!!

The project to gild 16 pillar pedestals is now half-way done and looking very sweet indeed.  As a gilder since 1981 this is one of my biggest commissions.

Working with John on the base pedestals of 16 grand pillars in the main banqueting hall.

Fuelled by hot tea and digestive biscuits it’s often great fun but always serious, dedicated work.

Nick Garrett


Paris Letter Ornate verre eglomisé – Sampling

Ornate verre eglomisé – Sampling

DECEMBER 14, 2011

Visual below to be created on plate glass in white and yellow 23ct gold.

This panel is 20cm x 20cm and just started.

The outline is down and next comes second coat –  then the gold

The finished article.

Cool distressed gilded mirror effects…

Welcome to distressed gilded mirror effects

Antiqued gilded mirrors are becoming increasingly popular as focal point design statements whether in the lounge, restaurant or master bedroom.  I have been gilding aged mirror panels for years now and have a few new samples here for you to enjoy.

Just email me for design ideas and costings for your gilded project.

Nick Garrett

… just produced this for Italian interiors company.

New Ornate sample – Nick Garrett

In the studio – Nick Garrett

Visual below to be created on plate glass in white and yellow 23ct gold.

Above:  Ipad 2 as a light box!

This panel is 20cm x 20cm and just started.

The outline is down and next comes second coat –  then the gold

Below: Done!  Gilded and backed!


Glass gilding s something I specialse in. It is a classic touch to any project but can add striking contemporary richness when handled in a fresh way.

Love it as a decorative element see link >>

Traditional Signwriter Nick Garrett: Motif Magic – creative signwriting, London NGS

Nick Garrett for Traditional hand painted sign writing – since 1981 

Above – The classical Roman letter in the modern format – 16 Camden Passage

Foliage mural sample for POD St Giles High St., London

Detail of POD mural Traditional Sign writer NICK GARRETT
Detail of POD mural – Traditional Sign writer NICK GARRETT

 The Power of the Sign Motif today –

Article by Traditional London sign-writer Nick Garrett

Decorative motif is making a resurgence these days in signwriting, brand and graphic design and frankly I love it!  As a dedicated signwriter I just love work that is varied, creative and fun… here are few recent mural motifs showing quite a variety of themes.

When designing a sign or mural I provide detailed layouts that present all aspects of the project.

The final signage product always benefits from this professional design led process – and is included in my competitive service.

Ted Baker mural detail

Decorative Murals

I’m getting a lot of request for decorative murals recently which is exactly where I’m at.

Vintage, Retro or Modern murals…  I can create your next dynamic sign design exactly to your visual or architectural drawing – your brand will be digitally plotted and then painted by hand, with 2 durable coats of finest sign-writer’s enamel.  Combining digital and analogue in the best possible way.

Strutt A Parker London

Contact me for any further info about my bespoke sign painting service.

For Ted Baker – a stage setting with swashes and swirls – Bluewater Ted Baker shop

NGS Traditional Sign writing and Glass gilding West End and Central London

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