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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

  There are very few settings where the age-old tradition of heraldry is still taken seriously. But our mortal preoccupation with signage, symbolism and representation remains.   The beauty of custom-made is that our designs can be customised to your exact tastes and requirements. So we do rather wonder when someone wants to pick up one of our pieces off-the-rack and put it in their homes. Of course, sometimes one just falls in love with what already is. But how can you resist the opportunity to add a little bit of yourself to something that you are going to live with? Specially something as allusive as a nameplate announcing the...

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The many ways to Louis XV

Decor History

The many ways to Louis XV

Just as there are many ways to love, many ways to travel to the same place or many ways to enjoy mangoes, there are many ways to employ the Louis XV style. A quintessential Louis XV bureau de dame in the style of Zweiner Jansen Successeur. Adorable brass cast putti whisper their secrets to their faithful companion, alluding to the private nature of a lady's desk. The desk features three private compartments and a hidden drawer, along with a secret nook tucked in somewhere, for the romantic or the nefarious. Click on the photos to explore.      Apart from lending his name to the style of...

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There was a cat

Children Decor Literary

There was a cat

Long ago there was a cat Who swallowed a ball of yarn And when the cat had kittens They all had sweaters on

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June, she'll change her tune

Decor Literary

June, she'll change her tune

What is so rare as a day in June?Then, if ever, come perfect days;  Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,And over it softly her warm ear lays;  Whether we look, or whether we listen,We hear life murmur, or see it glisten... 

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A Study of The Study

Decor Furniture The House

A Study of The Study

Though we love our flamboyant French pieces, from time to time we need more severity. It is the English styles that lend themselves to this end. From adaptations of French rococo to the use of Chinoiserie lattice work, English interiors consort with the world but stand distinctly English.  We recently made some of these distinctive pieces and could not help but muse on the charms of a traditional study. Irish forest green and dark wood stains, a desk composed to receive years of patina, tilt-top tables for a game of whist, armchairs exuding the charm of a post-war salon. Have we stirred your imagination yet? ...

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