Ferdinand Bac decorated every interior wall of the top two stories of the house himself over a four-year period from 1920 to 1924, including false marbling, and false stone lines. Mostly they were scenes of Mediterranean inspiration, including landscapes and seascapes and mountains from North Africa, the middle East, Greece, Italy, France, Spain.
Many are set in the day but also at night in some bedrooms, so that all internal walls are, in effect, supports for mural paintings, and all other decorations, like pictures, are unnecessary.
He also painted and signed a series of paintings of parrots in the main dressing room. External scenes from the Odyssey were painted on zinc panels to help them weather.
All these wall paintings had suffered with time and use, and a team of picture restorers from Italy spent two years painstakingly restoring them.in 1997/8.