An opportunity to explore the evolution of historic interiors and discuss their reinterpretation with the experts. This series of study days is held at Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF.


The cost of each study day will be £180.00 (incl. VAT) payable in advance. You can either BOOK ONLINE HERE or send a cheque made payable to Historic Decoration to Hotspur House, 4 Park Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6AZ.

You can also telephone us on +44 (0) 7766718842 or +44 (0) 7967200242 or email us at

This will include the full day’s events, coffee or tea and biscuits on arrival, lunch at the Garden Kitchen Restaurant in Syon Park and afternoon tea in the Green Drawing Room in Syon House. The talks will take place in the Northumberland Room at Syon House. You will also have Syon House to yourself for the day and a private tour of Syon with Lady Caroline Percy and the guest speaker.

Numbers are limited to 35 participants per day.

Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the event are non-refundable.




(see specific day for information on guest speaker and the lectures)


10.00 a.m.  

Arrival. Welcome to Syon House and coffee.

10.30 a.m. 


11.30 a.m.

Break and questions

12.00 p.m.


1.00 p.m.

Lunch in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant at Syon.

2.30 p.m. 

Lecture finished with a tour of Syon House.

4.30 p.m.

Tea in the Green Drawing Room. 

5.30 p.m.




Syon House is the London home of the Dukes of Northumberland. Described by John Betjeman as 'the Grand Architectural Walk', this splendid classical house stands in its own park and water meadows on the banks of the Thames, eight miles from central London. The splendour of Syon is reflected in Canaletto's magnificent 18th Century painting.

The interior of Syon is its glory. In 1761 Robert Adam was commissioned by the first Duke of Northumberland to create a spectacular sequence of decorative interiors. 

For more information about Syon House and its history, please do visit the official Syon House website: