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Reclaimed Elements To The Modern Kitchen

Recycling means much more today than sorting your newspapers from your plastics. Interior designers and homeowners are increasingly choosing to use reclaimed materials, giving them a new lease of life in the home. It’s a trend that ties in with the current mind set towards sustainable living, and an aesthetic that is less about perfection and more … Continue reading

Gatsby Interiors

In an unquestionably lavish display of 1920’s glamour and art deco style, Baz Lhurman and his set designer wife Catherine Martin did a wonderful job of visualising and creating Jay Gatsby’s fictional Gothic Revival mansion.                         Based on the early 20th Century house of Long Island’s North … Continue reading

The Reclaimed Science Lab

In recent months we’ve noticed the growing trend in reusing old teak and iroko worktops, once a standard site the school science lab, they are now being lovingly re-crafted into kitchen worktops, bars and wall cladding, but what about the rest of the science lab? We’ve been tracking the progress of some recent acquisitions and adopting … Continue reading

Reclaimed Teak School Worktops, Used As Kitchen Work Surfaces

Each year 6 million tons of wood is extracted from houses, businesses, schools and hospitals and thrown into landfill.         As a company with reclamation at our heart, we place much emphasis on the importance of reclaiming, refurbishing and reusing. Along with all the environmental implications which come along with this ethos, we … Continue reading

Edwardian Art Nouveau Plunger Bath, Featured In The World Of Interiors

This beautiful antique Edwardian cast iron plunger bath, was featured in the March edition of Conde Nast’s publication, The World Of Interiors. This stunning piece is finished in a beautiful blue enamel, with a mahogany frame and is set with a run of original art nouveau William de Morgan tulip tiles. William de Morgan was an English … Continue reading

Large Exterior 1920s Clocks from Leicester Square

Impressive 1920s Huge Exterior Clocks from Leicester Square

  One of our most notable recent acquisitions is a pair of spectacular exterior clock-faces that were removed from the former Automobile Association (AA) headquarters in Leicester Square, Central London. The large 155cm diameter clocks would make outstanding decoration with fantastic provenance. The extraordinary clocks were originally positioned on each corner of Fanum House, which … Continue reading

Antique carved Portland stone Cartouches

Antique Portland Stone Cartouches from St James’s Market, London

We recently salvaged some stunning Portland stone pieces from the facade of a building in St James’s Market in Central London. The Portland stone cartouches decorated the top of the building, giving a refined, classical look. As this plaque on the side of the building states, the building itself was erected in 1907 by Treadwell … Continue reading

Antique stained glass church windows

Stained Glass Windows from St Ninian’s Church, Finchley Road

One of our favourite recent acquisitions is a collection of original antique stained glass windows which we carefully removed from the former St Ninian’s Church on Finchley Road, Central London. The church was built in 1911 for the Golders Green Presbyterian congregation. It was designed by the architect T. Phillip Figgis, who also designed some … Continue reading

antique regency marble fire surround

Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Antique or Reclaimed Fireplace

Whether it will hold a roaring open fire, a tidy wood burner, a gas fire or simply a few decorative candles, the fireplace is the focal point in any room, so it’s important to get it right. . Choosing the right style When people come in to the showroom to choose a fireplace for their … Continue reading

Architectural Forum at the Salvo Fair 2013

AF at the Salvo Fair 2013

It started with a little more rain than we would have liked, but it didn’t seem to put anyone off! The fair was bustling and busy with dealers and industry folk throughout Friday. As always, we brought some of most spectacular and eye-catching pieces including an imposing mahogany glazed revolving door unit and precious stained … Continue reading