My first project with designer Alice Temperley. As an artist herself, Alice had spread the dining room table in this beautiful Grade II* property, with books of inspiration. Of particular interest were east Asian depictions of apple and cherry blossom trees, and Whistler's peacock painting. We kept the colour palette simple; gold, white and greys on Fired Earth's Turkish blue background. A delight to paint, and the start of a fast friendship and on-going working relationship.