Designer Spotlight: Sheila Bridges Design

Our latest Designer Spotlight takes us across the pond to Harlem, New York, where Sheila Bridges runs a dynamic and world-renowned design firm, Sheila Bridges Design.  Launched in 1994, Sheila has received too many accolades to count -- but the fact that CNN and Time Magazine crowned her as 'America's Best Interior Designer' says it … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sheila Bridges Design

Designer Spotlight: Sims Hilditch

Our next Designer Spotlight, Sims Hilditch, is led by founder and Creative Director Emma Sims Hilditch who has been making her mark on English interiors for over a decade.  Emma's artistic roots run in the family, as she is the great granddaughter of a Royal Academician painter and the daughter of an interior decorator.  Emma's … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sims Hilditch

Designer Spotlight: Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby

Our next Designer Spotlight, Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby, has a fascinating background.  Sophie grew up between South Africa and the UK, and at the young age of 25 she set up her interior design practice.  Sophie's projects reflect her personality with an eye for incorporating art throughout her interiors, whether it be traditional or … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby

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

Designer Spotlight: Jared Hughes Design

Jared Hughes of Jared Hughes Design in our next Designer Spotlight, and we couldn't be more excited to share his work.  Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Jared is a rising star in the design world with accolades including House Beautiful's Next Wave Designer and Traditional Home's New Trad Designer already under his belt.  Jared's designs are … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Jared Hughes Design

Mackinnon Fine Furniture 2018 Annual Catalogue Now Published

We are delighted to announce that our third annual print catalogue is now published.  The pieces featured in this catalogue have all been chosen for their individual attributes that make English antique furniture so inherently interesting and appealing-in particular, we have concentrated on provenance and attribution, as well as fantastic decoration, design, colour, and patina.  … Continue reading Mackinnon Fine Furniture 2018 Annual Catalogue Now Published

An Upholsterer’s Dilemma: Picking Fabric for Antique Chairs

Sometimes, though not often, antique chairs retain their original upholstery: the Warwick Castle armchairs and Newhailes library chairs are two notable exceptions. When the time comes to choose fresh upholstery for antique chairs, there are a number of options to pick from, including silk damask, velvet (either plain or cut velvet), patterned silk, or needlework, to … Continue reading An Upholsterer’s Dilemma: Picking Fabric for Antique Chairs

Designer Spotlight: Carlos Garcia Interiors

Our next Designer Spotlight feature is a designer right here on our doorstep in London (and Norfolk!).  Carlos Garcia of Carlos Garcia Interiors was born in Spain, and he has been a longtime admirer of English antiques and country house interiors.  He opened his eponymous interior design firm in 2014 and has created a portfolio … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Carlos Garcia Interiors

Designer Spotlight: Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton Design

We are excited to share our latest Designer Spotlight feature with you: Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton Design.  Tamara is a force to be reckoned with in the design world, and she is going from strength to strength with her dynamic and creative interiors.  Based in New York City, Tamara started her firm in 2009 … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton Design