Trends in fashion or interior design, in haircuts, skirt lengths are all destined to have their time in the spotlight, they come and go, some amazing and others well, easily forgettable, best they take or took a hike. I believe there are some designers who are trend setters, some blessed with that innate ability to predict a trend coming and / or going, and others who have an uncanny intuition in these matters to run with it. That innate ability to predict what’s round the next bend, lights out with the old and ushering in the new, the improved.
I predict the inevitable revival of antiques is here or at least just on the horizon and moving at a rapid clip. It’s time once again that we sing a well-deserved song of praise to those artisans of yesteryear whose talents, labors, and remarkable creations have stood the test of time. I’m speaking of course to antiques. What warms up a cold room more than handsome aged woods, refined patinas, the obvious hand in the gentle curve of a leg, the graceful shaped bonnet of a secretary, or the curvaceous and beautifully carved apron of a French commode or armoire still visible over the centuries. More and more we see a new incarnation of antiques in our smart interiors, the showstoppers really, neatly paired with quality, comfy, classic yet contemporary upholstered pieces. Each having a pedigree of style and comfort of their own, “A new look.”. Admittedly I’m biased. I’m an antiquaire to the core. But they are back, and I’m pleased as punch.
Odd, but it seems when the time comes for change it just happens, whether it builds over a period of time or comes about in the blink of an eye. I for one like going with the flow. After almost a year and a half kept away by the pandemic from the antique markets of Europe where I have shopped for decades, it was time to clean house, start fresh, time to make room for new – old pieces, and once again experience a major buying trip. Create a new antiques theme – a style we are about to launch, mixing and mingling new finds with the comfortable and contemporary. A line of timeless upholstered pieces from London, new and exciting furniture, stylish lighting, and wonderful fabric lines, all of which we will be representing in the New Year as we move into our fully renovated showroom at the SoWa Art and Design Center (Suites 101 &103) in Boston’s South End.
In the meanwhile, please join us for a preview of the transformation taking place in our temporary space – suite 202. Spread the word