Christmas Old and New…

This week we had the enormous pleasure and privilege to explore the fantastic collection of antiques at Thornton Manor in Cheshire. Amongst our favourite items were the Napoleonic thrones made for the King of Denmark’s Paris apartment which have self-inflating cushions for comfort (and no more plumping!) several gorgeous matching pairs of Japanese imari ginger jars and an unforgettable caddy shaped in the head of a French Bulldog.
As we were led blinking from one Alladin’s cave to the next, it became obvious that antiques are as fashionable and relevant in today’s interiors than ever. Simultaneously an investment and a thing of joy, antiques can compliment contemporary homes in unexpected and charming ways and we felt a real sense of creative excitement at the prospect of using them in todays interiors.
A special thanks to Mr Cowan for showing us around the beautiful Thornton Manor. We will be featuring a regular spot on antiques, how to incorporate or adapt them like the Imari vases turned into lamps below.
If you have any questions  please visit or e mail the studio and we’ll offer our suggestions and advice. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year      249899.jpg    charleston-antiques-dog-tobacco-storage.jpg