What top tip would you have for those interested in sourcing and adding antiques to their home?
If you want to buy just one piece, try to look for a piece that really stands out for you, something classic that can become the centre piece of any room. I think it’s possible to create an interesting interior just by focusing on one or two exceptional features. Then using neutral, inexpensive materials alongside unique antiques items can really set off these key pieces.
If you want to start a larger collection, one of the most important stages will be its display. Make sure that you have enough space to really highlight your items. Before visiting an antiques fair, assess your existing space and start thinking about the scale of items you want to be looking out for. The dealers are always on hand to consult for advice, so it is always a good idea to talk to them while you’re there, or seek out an interior designer who can come with you and advise you on which pieces will fit perfectly into your interior.