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.
Interior designer Francois Gilles is the UK’s most respected importer of Moroccan rugs. He has over 30 years’ experience in Morocco and sources his rugs from all over the country. His Chelsea showroom holds a vast collection of up to 300 rugs, ranging from the small and affordable, to large vintage pieces – collectors’ items dating back as far as the 1930s.There is also a new range of 'Merzouga' rugs, woven in the desert in the south of Morocco from recycled wool, and Francois also stocks a range of beautiful antique and one-off pieces of fabric that he has collected on his travels, as well as a new range of contemporary Moroccan fabrics.
Nearly 30 years ago Rachel Simpson, director of The Rug Studio, began collecting rugs, kilims and textiles during the course of her travels. Over time she came to appreciate that an understanding of the geography, culture and migration of the tribes influenced the design of these pieces. A lifetime of studying the subtle nuances, handling rugs and textiles have enabled Rachel to discern copies from genuine fine examples of antique pieces. Please call for opening hours at each location.