There is an abundance of colorists, consultants and other professionals who specialize in Victorian-era paint colors and ornament for historic homes. This can make selecting a consultant who is right for you and your historic architecture difficult considering their varying levels of training, education and expertise. Historic Design’s color consultants, however, have a unique background which includes academic training in architectural history, historic paint colors and building conservation as well as hands-on experience in restoration which distinguishes us from others in the field.
Our knowledge of architectural history is supplemented by our training in building conservation. Building conservation is the modern discipline of repairing, preserving and restoring historic architecture. This includes a thorough knowledge of historic building materials and methods and the best practices to preserve them. Indeed, many 19th century buildings present challenges that are unique to historic architecture and a background in building conservation is necessary to preserve these building’s distinguishing characteristics.
To get your own historic paint color report for your Victorian era house or business, visit our web page at www.historic-design.com and click on the Paint Colors button in the Our Services Menu.Historic Design Consulting also benefits from hands-on experience in building maintenance and restoration. Although academic training is important, there is no substitute for actual experience in paint preparation, window restoration and building repair. Our expertise in modern maintenance methods as well as 19th century carpentry and house joinery using Civil War era tools and techniques makes Historic Design Consulting stand apart from other consultants and colorists.