Interior paint Little Greene Elysian Ground (320)

In 1738 the architect William Kent – renowned for his follies – designed a small, stilted, timber garden room to stand in the middle of a pond within the Elysian Fields at Stowe in Buckinghamshire. It was first decorated by the Italian painter Francesco Sleter, who combined figurines, foliage and calligraphy in an intricate Chinoiserie style, with this sumptuous deep stone colour as a background. Paint research has shown this treasured building was repainted at least twice in the 19th-century and again in 1937. Following periods in Wotton, a neighbouring estate, and Ireland, the Chinese House was returned to Stowe to undergo a complete – but faithful – refurbishment in 1996.

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At Little Greene, we are an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high-quality paints and wallpapers. Our paints and wallpapers represent 300 years of decorative history. Referencing the key periods of interior design, from the 17th century to the late 20th century, we’re committed to an ongoing research programme, and are proud to breathe new life into the best colours and patterns from the past.