A Grand Tour: Elegant Edinburgh House Exterior of Winfields, photography by Sean Begley Garden at Winfields, photography by Sean Begley The owners of this beautiful, late Georgian former manse situated in the East Lothian village of Prestonpans have opened their doors to give us a grand tour of their home and the colours they have used to restore the property. ‘Winfields’ is a house full of both history and beautiful proportion. It dates from 1782, with the front Baronial extension added at a later date, 1834. It is an impressive house arranged over three floors and set in an idyllic position within its own walled garden grounds. The property is located within the Harlawhill Conservation area which also includes the Battle of Prestonpans Battleground, it has been at the heart of the neighbourhood for many years and as well as being the manse to the nearby church. The owners, both committed conservationists dreamt of restoring the house to its former glory and the game changer for them was when they discovered our natural and breathable paint range. Main entrance stairwell in 'Stone White' & woodwork in 'Creami Colour' “With our love of historic architecture and traditional building methods, my husband and I have taken on some pretty challenging renovation projects. Our current house, an 18th century manse with a 19th century Baronial extension, was in a state of disrepair and we were keen to bring it back to life properly. Discovering interior paint of such a superior quality as Edward Bulmer Natural Paint was a game-changer. The sheer aesthetic joy of the paints invigorated us to create rooms that are far more beautiful than we originally envisaged. With the rich pigments and natural materials, the colours are gorgeous, bounce light like a tennis ball, and have such a liveliness to them that we feel we’ve truly created a happy, healthy, beautiful home.” Katie & Adam Wilkinson @katiew_lovenaturalcolour @adamfuturepast Ground Floor Stairwell in 'Stone White' & woodwork in 'Creami Colour' Stairwell in 'Stone White' & woodwork in 'Creami Colour' Katie and Adam have embraced colour at the same time as preserving the proportions and beauty of the house and its position. Most importantly through their colour choices they have created a gentle flow and complete tonal harmony; not through just playing it safe with neutrals but through choosing colours they love from our natural paint range. Edward creates our colours from the same family of 12 earth & mineral pigments resulting in all the colours working seamlessly together whether complementary or contrasting shades. In fact, by the end of the renovation, this house was transformed and has taken the award for having the most Edward Bulmer Natural Paint colours in Scotland to this day… Stone White Creami Colour Dining Room in 'Pomona' Dining room in 'Pomona' & woodwork in 'Whiting' Dining room in 'Pomona' & woodwork in 'Whiting' Dining room in 'Pomona' & woodwork in 'Whiting' “The Roman goddess Pomona stood for orchards, fruit and abundance in the natural world. How fitting then to use Edward Bulmer Natural Paint’s ‘Pomona‘, a glorious, elegant green, in an 18th century dining room that happens to look onto a rather old orchard- which sounds impossibly romantic but the dogs eat most of the apples before we get them. Plastic-free, toxic-free paint with unrivalled colour and depth.” Katie Wilkinson @katiew_lovenaturalcolour Pomona Whiting Drawing Room in 'Sea Green' Beautiful drawing room in 'Sea Green' with woodwork in 'Whiting' 'Sea Green' drawing room with woodwork in 'Whiting' 'Sea Green' drawing room with woodwork in 'Whiting' Sea Green Whiting Morning Room in 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' Glorious morning room in our 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' Glorious morning room in our 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' “So delighted with cushions and lamps by the talented and lovely @katemedlicottstudio sitting prettily next to the perfect dusky pink “Cuisse de Nymph Emue” on walls by Edward Bulmer Natural Paint.” Katie Wilkinson @katiew_lovenaturalcolour Cuisse de Nymphe Emue Whiting Inner Verstibale in 'Ochre' Bright yellow entrance in 'Ochre' Ochre Stone White Basement Kitchen of dreams in 'Rose Tinted White', Woodwork in 'Paris Grey' and the island in our not so invisible, 'Invisible Green' 'Rose Tinted White' with 'Paris Grey' woodwork and 'Invisible Green' Island 'Rose Tinted White' with 'Paris Grey' woodwork and 'Invisible Green' Island Rose Tinted White Paris Grey Invisible Green First Floor The Master Bedroom at Winfields in our 'Laylock' with 'Silver White' Woodwork and 'Pearl Colour' Ceiling “Beautiful @catherinerowedesigns on new curtains next to lovely “Laylock” by Edward Bulmer Natural Paint in an 1840s bedroom. I still need to put the pelmets up but rather enjoying the simplicity without them.” Katie Wilkinson @katiew_lovenaturalcolour 'Laylock' with 'Silver White' woodwork and 'Pearl Colour' ceiling 'Laylock' with 'Silver White' woodwork and 'Pearl Colour' ceiling Laylock Silver White Pearl Colour Master Bedroom in 'Eau de Nile' Master Bedroom in our green 'Eau de Nile' and Ceiling in 'Whiting' 'Eau de Nile' paired with our 'Whiting' on the ceiling 'Eau de Nile' paired with our 'Whiting' on the ceiling Eau de Nile Whiting 'Roger' in one of the children's rooms Our nursery colour 'Roger' in one of the children's rooms Our nursery colour 'Roger' in one of the children's rooms “The gentle, heavenly green that is ‘Roger‘ from the Edward Bulmer Natural Paint Nursery collection. As it’s all natural, my 8 year old can still sleep in his bedroom every night while its ongoing. No off-gassing of nasty chemicals with natural paint! Keep your loved ones and home healthier and safer with this exquisite, beautiful paint. The coverage is fantastic, only two coats needed for a perfect finish.” Katie Wilkinson @katiew_lovenaturalcolour Roger Whiting Children's bathroom in 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' with 'Whiting' woodwork & panelling 'Cuisse de Nymph Emue' with 'Stone White' on the ceiling and cornice & 'Whiting' on the woodwork Cuisse de Nymphe Emue Stone White Whiting Guest bedroom in 'Dutch Orange' 'Dutch Orange' in the Guest Bedroom Dutch Orange Milk White Guest Bathroom in our 'Turquoise' Guest bathroom in our vibrant 'Turquoise' Guest bathroom in our vibrant 'Turquoise' Guest bathroom in our vibrant 'Turquoise' Turquoise Silver White 'Jesse' in one of the children's bedroom Our nursery colour 'Jesse', 'Pearl Colour' on the woodwork and 'Grace' ceiling Jesse Pearl Colour Grace A Grand Tour: Elegant Edinburgh House This outstanding house is currently on the market as the owners embark on a new adventure. To see the full brochure and more details, click here More and more we are seeing our beautiful natural paints mentioned as a major selling point in house particulars, estate agents and buyers alike know that the house will be being preserved for the next phase in its history with the most wonderful palette and breathable paints. Thank you again to Katie & Adam Wilkinson for this grand tour and for using our range so exquisitely and for being as passionate about our cause and journey as we are. The team here would like to wish you and the family lots of luck for your new adventure. Many thanks also to photographer Sean Begley for capturing such beautiful images.