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My name is Mark Libby - I am a freelance expert wallpaper hanger and decorative artist , originally from Polruan in Cornwall and now based in Bloomsbury, London. I can provide quality work for a discerning clientele.
I have also had many private clients including contracts in Egypt and Austria. My style combines contemporary and traditional techniques as demonstrated on projects at The Hempel Hotel and at Blakes Hotel.
As a professional wallpaper hanger, I have worked with a specialist wallpaper hangers guild. I am experienced at hanging many different types of wall coverings, including delicate hand printed papers, paper backed fabrics and super wide wallpapers. I also have experience of hanging de Gournay wallcoverings and I am now on their private list of recommended hangers.
Some of the wallpapers I have installed are produced or distributed by the following company links:Osborne and Little Designers Guild Timorous Beasties Brian Yates Innovations de Gournay Bruno Triplet Anna French Nobilis Arte Graham & Brown Neisha Crosland J & V Phillip Jeffries Gracie Brewers Broadley St Fromental Young & Battaglia Farrow & Ball Weitzner Wallcoverings Dedar Donghia Cole & son Fox Linton Vescom Tektura Little Green Lewis & Wood Clarence House Ornamenta William Robinson Jocelyn Warner Griffin & Wong AWB Kelly Hoppen Giardini Wallcoverings Andrew Martin Muraspec Rockett St George Trove Assemblage Pufone Architectural Textiles Glitter Bug Stereo Mineheart Tangletree Interiors Elitis Zoffany
I work to a very high standard specialising in wallpaper hanging, gilding, reproduction, faux finishes, Trompe L'oeil, murals and decorative paint techniques.
I make cracked gesso canvas for a beautiful wallcovering that can also be applied to furniture or any other suitable surface, with a choice of colours and finishes, including metal leaf, iridescent pearl, coloured shellac and plain colour.
I can also make bespoke hard lampshades utilising these decorative finishes, or incorporating wallpapers of your choice to suit any interior scheme.
I offer free estimates and advice. I can work alone or in combination with interior designers or architects as and when necessary.
If you are interested or would like more information about my work, please contact me.
To view some of my work, click on the images which launch larger photographs in a new window.
Testimonials" It is obvious that Mark takes a great pride and pleasure in what he does. His installation of my de Gournay wallcovering was an intricate procedure. The meticulous way in which everything was planned and executed was a revelation. He clearly sees what he does as a craft, and the stunning results are evidence that it is. A hardcore specialist! " - Sienna Miller, Actress, London. " I own an interior design company and require an extremely high standard of work - Mark Libby did a superb job of hanging a delicate de Gournay silk wall covering in the show apartment for a prestigious project in London. He has installed several wall coverings on various projects for us, and they have all been finished to the same high standard. Mark is a top rate craftsman with a good eye for detail, and I recommend him highly." - Alix Lawson, Creative Director at Lawson Robb Interiors London. " Mark has completed a number of wallpaper projects for me over the years, both small and very often big, often very complex and almost always very delicate! He is incredibly meticulous in his work, very professional and delivers the most excellent result; he is a craftsman and really cares about the finish. He is also patient, taking the time to do the job properly, never rushing through. I recommend him highly; his work is without a doubt fantastic." - Gretchen Trusted, Founder of Shake The Sky Interior Design London. "I am the Colour Consultant for Farrow & Ball and therefore change the wall colours in my house on a frequent basis - and I require an extremely high standard of work. Mark Libby has done a lot of wallpapering for me over the years. He is extremely reliable and a top rate craftsman - he works quietly and efficiently - what more could you ask for. He is also more than capable of giving creative input. I recommend him highly." - Joa Studholme, London.