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Curves in all the right places
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Curves in all the right places

Outrageous and witty, the Rococo movement’s flame burned brightly in the middle decades of the 18th Century. Chris Yeo looks at one of history’s most exuberant styles and poses the question: are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? The British, as we are always told, are a reserved people. Along with fish and chips, our stiff upper lip is what we’re most famous for. I must admit that whenever I hear...
Ode to industrial style
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Ode to industrial style

Industrial chic is here to stay. Unique antique pieces, original architecture, and modern twists create a style that is both liberating and high impact. A stalwart of design Industrial antiques have enduring appeal and bring character to an interior. They capture livelihoods and craftsmanship through the ages, often with true one-of-a-kind status. Increasingly, people want to decorate thei...
Embracing the autumn equinox
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Embracing the autumn equinox

On the 22nd September, at 2.30pm, the autumn equinox will occur as we go about our Tuesday afternoons. Light and dark will be in balance and the new astronomical season will begin. The science and spirituality of the equinox For the Northern Hemisphere, the autumn equinox takes place in September. At the same time, the vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring for the Southern Hemisphere. ...
Where home meets garden
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Where home meets garden

Believe it or not, autumn is fast approaching. Summer has been a bit of a fleeting presence this year... but as the nights draw in, there's no need to abandon the garden. The secret garden Interior design increasingly blurs the boundary between interiors and exteriors, bringing more of the outdoors into our homes. Not only is it good for our wellbeing, but it can create a stunning look. Bring...
The new age of the home office
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The new age of the home office

When rumours of an impending lockdown were circulating back in March, office workers everywhere were hauling technical equipment home. As restrictions ease, it seems that the option to work from home will be part of our lives for the foreseeable future. Spending time curating your perfect home office is well worth it, for the sake of comfort and style. Home office through history Office l...
Lorfords looks to the future
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Lorfords looks to the future

Some version of normality is returning and here at Lorfords Antiques we are looking forward to life beyond lockdown. We are focussing on providing the best possible service and continuing to be market-leading in what we do. It’s been business as usual behind the scenes at Lorfords, with great sales figures for May and June which were heartening to see. We want to give back to our clients ...
Swedish Ace
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Swedish Ace

Winter gloom getting you down? If it is and you happen to be in London over the next few weeks I recommend you hot foot it over to Bermondsey where some instant sunshine can be found. The Fashion and Textile Museum (who knew?) currently have a rather wonderful exhibition about the architect and designer Josef Frank and his work for the Swedish company Svensk Tenn. Linens pulsate with tropica...
Mid-Century Not Out
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Mid-Century Not Out

Did life exist before Mad Men?* It’s a question I’ve been pondering a lot since the peerless series faded to black for the final time (*answer: yes, but it didn’t look as good). Critics may have focused on the internal machinations at the Sterling Cooper ad agency but, as we all know, the real star of the show was the sumptuous mid-century styled sets: Gorgeous eyefuls of caramel coloured in...
The Room Outside
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The Room Outside

Spring is springing up everywhere. With the arrival of the first crocus, our thoughts inevitably turn to the outdoors and the garden - or the terrace, or the backyard, or the window box. Whatever the extent of your plot, one thing’s for sure, we love our gardens. It’s true to say that, over the last few years, the garden and all things horticultural have undergone a major image change. Gone ...
Hooray for Hollywood!
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Hooray for Hollywood!

With this year’s Oscars ceremony almost underway, “Antiques Roadshow” expert Chris Yeo goes beyond the silver screen to tell the story of a style straight from the Golden Age of the Hollywood. It’s that time of year again. As the Academy get its envelopes in order and Hollywood’s publicity machine goes into warp drive, you’ll hardly need reminding that 2018’s Oscars will be taking place in a...