Out with the old, in with the old
Being able to live with beautiful things is a real perk of being an antique dealer and another is being able to update and edit your own home without too much faff.
Sometimes it’s the purchase of a particular piece that sparks the change, and sometimes it’s a genuine need to repurpose a space. In our case, over the summer, it was both. The impulse buy of an early C19th quilt from Katherine Pole led to us making a pair of mahogany bedside tables (from a poorly Victorian shop counter) and the need for a better-organised work space led to us buying an oak scumbled estate cupboard from Andrew Nebbett; a brown leather desk chair from Puckhaber; a blue cut-glass pendant light from Ebury Trading and a wonderful early stonemason’s block from my father, Robin Cox. The result is warm, colourful and oh! Look at that…quite seasonal!