ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE
THE ART OF THE UNEXPECTED
Once I’ve established what I like to call the cocoon of a home - the walls, ceiling, and flooring - my next step is to fill the rooms with unique, interesting and personality-laden furniture and accessories. As much as I adore contemporary homeware and craft, my style often leads me to antiques.
The vintage and antique marketplace can feel like a sprawling labyrinth of design gems from antiquity to contemporary history, often a tricky terrain to traverse, but I thoroughly enjoy the sourcing process, finding a treasure amongst the bric-à-brac and curating the finds in my home and the homes of my clients. Each of the items in this collection has been lovingly sourced and restored where necessary to breathe new life into your home.
One of the most important parts of achieving a unique, special place to call home is filling its rooms with beautiful things. I believe that the world of antiques and vintage can unlock new potential for the home; an undiscovered personality that will reflect its owners’ unique lives, passions, humour and style. As much as a home needs to be a relaxing sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world, it also needs to be a physical manifestation of the person you are. It needs to be as unique as you are.
Antique and vintage furniture isn’t the preserve of fuddy-duddy stately homes and museums. I want to break down this misconception about antiques and vintage, highlighting strong pieces and great design that can work in modern and fresh schemes.
The beauty of shopping widely and diversely for antique furniture online is that it makes it so much easier to create a truly individual home.
I’m a firm believer that interior design is a life-long process. It’s about the journey and the thrill of finding something you love and that never has to stop because you feel your home is ‘done’ once the pictures are hung and you’ve chosen your furniture. Never stop searching, always give in to your curiosity and if you love something, bring it home. This is invariably a slower method of finding what you need, but once you have it, you’ll love it forever. Buying less and buying better is the key here. Not only will you feel more in tune with your home, but you’ll be contributing to sustainable shopping.