Houghton Hall


King's Lynn, Norfolk

Houghton Hall is a Grade 1 listed building surrounded by over 1000 acres of parkland in Norfolk; it was built for the first de facto British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Following discussions with Helen Lloyd (from the National Trust) and consultant/designer Linda Bullock, Crescent supplied lighting to three rooms in the hall. Positioning CLF7700 11W LED spotlights at high levels washes the room gently with light. Short sections of CLMG LED miniature linear profile (fitted with symmetrical lenses) are strategically positioned to highlight the bed hangings, tapestries and the ceilings (see images above).

Image 1: The Embroidered Bedchamber
An embroidered bedchamber that contains what became the second state bed at Houghton. It is hung with oriental needlework based on a mixture oriental and chinoiserie designs.

Image 2: The Tapestry Dressing room,
The dressing room for the state bedroom contains a unique set of five tapestries after portraits of James 1 and Anne of Denmark, Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria and Christian IV of Denmark.

Image 3: The Green Velvet Bedchamber
The green velvet bed, an architecturally ambitious piece, is a spectacular piece of furniture and the superb green hangings cost a huge sum when installed in 1732.

 

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