Short trip to London

 

On Monday Jan and I had to go to London for business. After our meeting we only had a couple of hours left before catching the train back to Belgium. So we rushed to Pimlico Road where a lot of London’s renown antiques dealers are settled.

I absolutely wanted to visit the shop of Rose Uniacke, who is one of my favorite UK based interior designers. It was a few years ago since we visited Pimlico Road and I hadn’t seen her shop before.

6Rose Uniacke, 76-78 Pimlico Road, London

3Me at the shop window of Rose Uniacke.

Rose is an interior designer and antiques dealer as well. She has a passion for fine furniture and accessories and knows as no other how to combine antique and contemporay furniture in all her design work. I absolutely love her sense of style. Entering her shop, we experienced a sense of serenity created by all the white rooms. Rose displays her furniture in a way that ables every single piece to show its own beauty and individuality.

The interiors of Rose Uniacke are characterized by a neutral color scheme, accentuated with rich textures and fabrics.

 

Do you remember the cover of the november 2011 issue of the magazine The World of Interiors ? I was totally smitten ! The cover showed a kitchen designed by Rose Uniacke.

Cover WICover World of Interiors - November 2011

 

Jo Malone<br />Rose UniackeSource website Rose Uniacke - Photography by Simon Upton

Neutral tones and rich textures. A lived-in, comfortable feeling.

 

I share with you some of the pieces that caught my eye visiting Rose her shop at Pimlico Road.

Rose Uniacke -Drawing Room SofaThe drawing room sofa, with tapered mahogany legs which can be ordered in an upholstered version or graciously covered with a linen slipcover as seen on another type of sofa here below.

Rose Uniacke designVarious designs of sofas of the Rose Uniacke collection

Rose Uniacke - Antique BookcaseEnglish Mid-19th Century Bookcase

Rose Uniacke -Pendant Lantern jpgPendant lantern, brass with bevelled glass – Vienna 1900-1910

 

To discover more of the furniture and decorative items Rose Uniacke has to offer, please visit her website at

http://www.roseuniacke.com.

 

We also visited a few other shops at Pimlico Road.

 

HOWE

1Jan at the shop of Howe, 93 Pimlico Road, London

Christopher Howe offers an unusually varied stock of rare furniture and objects dating from the 17th through to the 20th centuries. At Howe you will also find gorgeous pieces of furniture, designed by Christopher himself.

Furniture that caught my eye :

 

Howe - Irish Pawfoot BenchIrish pawfoot garden bench

An original 19th century wrought iron trivet table

Howe -Orangerie ArmchairOrangerie armchair

The shop of Howe at Pimlico Road is worth a visit ! To see more of their stock, please visit the Howe website at

http://www.howelondon.com.

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JAMB.

8Jamb., 97 Pimlico Road, London

Jamb Limited has built a reputation with the world’s leading architects and designers for dealing in the finest antique and reproduction chimneypieces, fire grates, and lighting. Will Fisher, the founder of Jamb, has painstakingly acquired one of the most extensive collections of antique chimneypieces in the country, including rare 17th century, Georgian and Regency surrounds, reflecting the architectural design and craftsmanship of William Kent, Isaac Ware, Robert Adam, Henry Cheere and Sir John Soane. (text website Jamb.)

Jamb showroom LondonShop at Pimlico Road     Source Remodelista

 

Jamb Antique Chimney PieceAntique and reproduction chimneypieces

At Hawker Antiques you will find the antique collection of Will Fisher.

 

Beautiful Hawker antique pieces that caught my eye :

 

Jamb - George III Reading Chair A George III Mahogany and Brass Mounted Reading Chair

Jamb - Turtle ShellA 19th Century Polished Blonde Turtle Shell

Jamb - Italian ChandelierA 18th Century Italian Chandelier

To discover the wide range of chimneypieces and the Hawker collection, please visit the website at :

http://www.jamblimited.com

http://www.hawkerantiques.com/

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ARTHUR BRETT

7Arthur Brett, 103 Pimlico Road, London

Arthur Brett furniture has been exclusively made since 1860 in workshops in Norwich, England. Arthur Brett is acclaimed worldwide for setting the highest standard of authenticity, design and craftsmanship for discerning customers who seek the very best expertise in classic furniture for private homes, yachts, corporate projects and four and five star hotels. (text website Arthur Brett)

Years ago,we discovered the beautiful handcrafted, custommade fine furniture of Arthur Brett at interior design exhibitions and as being the owners of a cabinetmaking company, Jan and me do have a huge respect of the Arthur Brett craftsmen who are able to reproduce this exquisite range of fine handmade furniture.

 

Arthur Brett furniture that caught our eye :

 

Arthur Brett - Early George III -style custom made bookcases

Custom made bookcases in Early George III-style

Arthur Brett - Regency style chaise longueRegency-style chaise longue in mahogany

Arthur Brett - Pet PavilionAdam style pet pavilion

To know more about the Arthur Brett fine furniture, please visit their website at

http://www.arthurbrett.com

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PAOLO MOSCHINO FOR NICOLAS HASLAM

4Paolo Moschino for Nicolas Haslam, 12 – 14 Holbein Place, London

Nicolas Haslam is also one of my favorite UK based designers. A few weeks ago I received my copy of his new book ‘Folly de Grandeur’, which I absolutely would recommend if you love the English country style homes.

NH Folly de GrandeurCover Folly de Grandeur – Nicolas Haslam

While Nicolas Haslam is concentrating on interior design, Paolo Moschino has taken the ownership of the Nicolas Haslam shop since 1995.

The moment we entered the shop, the shop-assistant was arranging shoe boxes on which was mentionned ‘Belgian Shoes’ !!! We were of course interested in this Belgian product and the assistant told us that the shoes are exclusively available in the UK through Nicolas Haslam Ltd.

NH - Belgian Shoeshttp://www.belgianshoes.co.uk/

 

Another ‘Belgian’ item for sale at the shop !

Nicolas Haslam - Belgian StoolA late 19th century Belgian stool

 

To know more about the Nicolas Haslam shop in London, please visit the website at

http://www.nicholashaslam.com

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The last shop we visited was the showroom of the French company ZUBER.

The Zuber factory is the last factory in the world using the 18th century method of hand printing wallpapers, fabrics and leathers with antique and traditional woodblocks.

 

5Zuber, 42 Pimlico Road, London

We all know the images of the rooms of the Parisian hotel George V where Zuber wallpapers are used.

Zuber - Hotel George V ParisSource Four Seasons-George V

Or the ambassador’s room in the White House in Washington DC, where the walls are covered with the Zuber wallpaper ‘Les vues d’Amérique’.

Zuber 1Source Zuber

To discover the wide range of the Zuber collection of wallpapers, fabrics and leathers, please visit the website at

http://www.zuber.fr

 

Link to Pimlico Road : http://www.thepimlicoroad.com/

 

Maybe now you will all be tempted to book your London short trip !

xx

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