Originally trained as an interior designer, Jessica Pownall founded the business in 2010 following a career as a set decorator, prop buyer and stylist for films, television and commercials. Born from Jessica’s love of 1950’s Italian upholstery and restoring pieces in luxurious fabrics, Artisanna London sells made-to-order upholstery, inspired by Mid Century Italian and French design. Each piece is handcrafted and upholstered in the UK by a team of exceptionally skilled artisans using a variety of methods. Remaining passionate about antiques, Artisanna London also sources exquisite mirrors, lighting, occasional furniture and decorative pieces.
The DECORATIVE COLLECTIVE launched onto the interiors scene in 2009 as one of the first online destinations to truly represent decorative antique dealers. In 2011 it launched a sister site, Hoarde Vintage and both enjoy enviable reputations for being transparent and trustworthy websites. The Decorative Collective has a mixture of decorative and traditional dealers from around the UK and Europe who add new items every day, throughout the day, tempting clients to pop back in often to see what’s new! It is well known for consistently showing items of high quality and is an online destination visited by some of the world's most influential and respected interior designers and private clients looking for both interior and garden items for projects worldwide.
Specialising in mid 20th century design, Fiona McDonald is an established showroom in SW London. Items regularly sourced from Italy and France provide for an eclectic mix of timeless antiques. The Contemporary Collection offers a made to order range of beautifully handcrafted pieces, including cabinets, tables, mirrors, lighting and seating. In addition to this growing selection, the company offers an indispensable bespoke service.
Guinevere is home to a myriad of decorative antiques spanning many eras. This treasure trove of ideas has furnished the homes of the elite and style conscious worldwide since it first started trading on the King’s Road in 1963. The vast shop space takes customers on a journey through time and across continents. The arrangements of unique furniture, lighting, fabrics and decorative accessories constantly change while the celebrated window displays continuously stop traffic. As a leading source of inspiration, the shop’s eclectic offerings appeal to interior designers and private clients looking for something unique, of high quality and with visual impact.
From vintage, antique and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories to limited editions, The Kairos Collective brings together products by established and emerging dealers and designers on one easy to navigate platform, searchable by everything from price to period. It lists iconic pieces by designers such as Philip Arctander, Sergio Rodrigues and Jean Royere alongside unusual decorative antiques. Forthcoming ‘Kairos Editions’ include designs by Campbell Rey, Nir Meiri, Sussy Cazalet, and Joanna Plant. It’s the first high-end decorating marketplace to offer purchases through monthly instalments, and has just launched a Trade Programme with exclusive discounts and benefits.
A curated selection of furniture and accessories; elusive, characterful mid-century, vintage and contemporary items sought after for their originality: sideboards, cabinets, dressers, contemporary and antique rugs, architectural salvage, farmhouse tables, cushions, lampshades, sculpture, benches, glassware, armchairs, desks, furniture and ornaments for indoors or gardens. There's also a collection of wallpapers, lamps and lampshades, sofas, tables and accessories specifically for childrens' rooms. Search the website or try their Sourcing Service for rare finds.
Within two transformed ex-WW2 aircraft hangars in The Cotswolds, Lorfords showcases a fabulous and inspiring collection of decorative antiques sourced by 50 renowned dealers. A stunningly diverse collection housed in more than 30,000 square feet of show space, with a vast array of 20th century furniture and design. Showrooms in Tetbury and Chelsea display Lorfords’ own curated collection of antiques and 20th century design, alongside a contemporary furniture and lighting range.
Within the walls of the landmark Talisman building founder Ken Bolan has curated the work of some of the finest designers, artists and makers from the 18th through to the 20th Century including Paul Evans, Vladimir Kagan, Karl Springer, Aldo Tura and Pierre Cardin. Their expansive showroom offers a vision of another world; dazzling selections of original mid to late 20th Century furniture and lighting accompany decorative objet, antique cloisonné, art glass, sculpture and statuary. The art-deco store has become the go-to emporium for those in search of exceptional design. Personality drives the collections of work and individuality is highly prized; every piece telling its own unique story. Their New King’s Road showroom is not one to miss.