Out with the old, and in with the new. Happy New Year from the team at Lorfords Antiques! Every January offers a welcome chance to start afresh, but this year feels particularly momentous after an unusual 2020.
We hope you had a relaxing festive period and managed to share some happy moments with family and friends. Despite the many obstacles faced by the industry in 2020, it was a great year for Lorfords and we are so grateful for your support. The arrival of a vaccine heralds an even stronger 2021 and we are excited for what’s to come.
When we reflect on the pandemic in years to come, we will remember the seismic change to our home lives. For many of us, the home used to be a place we returned to late in the evening, just to leave again early the next morning.
Yet during the months of lockdown, we witnessed our homes play host to family meals and birthday celebrations. Our houses transformed into offices, classrooms, and a creative hub. Rooms that never got much use came into their own, and we experienced the home as we never have before.
The link between our surroundings and wellbeing has long been established, but last year we witnessed it first-hand. Our homes passed the test and deserve some love as we enter a new year. Lorfords will be on hand, as always, to help you choose the perfect antique pieces to elevate your interiors.
We believe that decorative antiques are more than just a commodity, and our service extends beyond retail. We want to provide the best possible experience for our clients and offer you more than just a shopping destination.
As a result, we’ve worked hard to make our online presence as enriching as possible. Latest Arrivals keeps you updated with our latest stock, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter. Through L-Shaped, we are building a knowledge and resource bank as a way to share the joy of antiques with our clients. There you will find everything from in-depth articles on Regency and Gustavian furniture, to guides on decorating your bedroom and home office. Our regular shoots and lookbooks aim to contextualise our antiques and inspire your interiors.
The most beautiful homes combine the finest antiques, fabrics, paint, and wallpaper. We really value our relationships with other creative businesses and want to strengthen these collaborations and develop others this year.
We have decided to repurpose our shop in Tetbury from the Spring, but we will remain a presence on the high street. We’re incredibly lucky to have 30,000 square feet of showroom in our two hangars at Babdown Airfield, just outside of Tetbury. With 60 dealers supplying a vast range of decorative antiques, we truly believe that Lorfords offer an unbeatable location.
We have plans in place to expand further this year and add more dealers to our ranks. There’s always room for change and improvement, and we are eager to make the hangars a warmer and more comfortable experience.
For a little inspiration to get going in 2021, have a browse of our latest lookbook 'Roaring Twenties.'
Once again, a very Happy New Year!