Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design

Today's Designer Spotlight Melissa Wyndham Interior Design hails from London and has been a leading influence in English style since opening in 1985.  Today, the firm is led by Vanessa Macdonald and Honor Hebblethwaite.  Their careful curation of period art, design, and furniture creates the perfect balance of traditional taste with contemporary flair. The entryway … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design

Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Walnut Side Chair from the Collections of the Earls of Lonsdale

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight is a very fine George III walnut side chair attributed to Paul Saunders, the sinuous exaggerated serpentine-shaped and pierced back finely carved throughout with acanthus leaves and hare-bells, the upholstered seat with silk damask, above four superb similarly carved cabriole legs each terminating in exaggerated scroll toes in the ‘French’ taste. This … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Walnut Side Chair from the Collections of the Earls of Lonsdale

Exhibition Spotlight: A George III Rosewood Writing Table from Sudeley Castle

Today's highlight from our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, is a very fine George III Regency rosewood and brass-mounted double-sided library writing table in the manner of John McLean.  The rectangular gilt-tooled leather-lined top features re-entrant corners above a frieze with two drawers on one side, and two dummy-drawers on the reverse.  The … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George III Rosewood Writing Table from Sudeley Castle

Designer Spotlight: Katharine Pooley

Our next designer spotlight is one of London's own: Katharine Pooley.  The award winning designer runs an impressive design studio in Knightsbridge.  Having lived all over the world (Vietnam, Singapore, and Bahrain to name a few), Katharine's style is sophisticated, elegant, and reflects her worldly background. Today we are highlighting her stunning renovation and design … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Katharine Pooley