Well, to be accurate, the EQC team are painting the walls. Just the walls. Gordon is painting the joinery and ancillary trimmings. There are a lot of ancillary trimmings on an Edwardian villa. Together, the painters add a joyful, busy humanity to the place. And colour is their business. Tony points out that the turquoise-blue falling from door and window frames was not used on the walls. He reads the colours of the past,
just as he guides my choices for the future.