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Flower wallpaper

Summer blooms are always in style

Florals needn’t be fusty and old-fashioned. Forget chintzy prints and boring pastels and go bold with blooms. Here are some of our favourite ideas from across the web. There’s nothing shy and retiring about this floral wallpaper! Go to the dark...

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Eclectic furniture

Global fusion style for your home

Since air travel became popular in the seventies, global chic has been a perennial trend. And the internet age means we can mix treasures picked up on our own travels with exotic furniture, accessories and art purchased from around the...

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Oriental black lacquer dining table

Easter entertaining

We can’t believe that Easter is here already. It doesn’t seem a moment since we were getting excited about Christmas and the Chinese New Year! But it does give us a great excuse (not that we need one) to plan...

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Chinese style elm sideboard

Fresh ideas for a Spring update

As the days become longer, with the promise of sunshine to come, our thoughts turn to our homes. Specifically, how to bring some spring into our worn-out winter colour schemes. When it’s dark and cold, we want our homes to...

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Chinese Dog

Fluffy dogs and hairy crabs in Shanghai

I arrived in Shanghai last Wednesday in time to check on the final container of our Classical Chinese Furniture due to leave before Christmas. Whilst some pieces were already finished, others were still at the woodwork stage. It’s always interesting to see...

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Chinese Cabinet in Talliston House

The transformation of Talliston House & Gardens

We were thrilled and intrigued when we discovered the story behind the recent purchase of a cabinet and some birdcage lamps. Our customer John Trevillian is the mastermind behind Talliston House & Gardens – a three bed ex-council semi which he purchased...

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Chinese antique bench

Coastal chic for your home

We may dream of living by the coast – fresh sea air, long walks on the beach, sound of the waves – and for most of us it is a world away from our fastpaced everyday lives. But forget relocation,...

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Mongolian altar table

Raku and antiques in the home of ceramicist David Roberts

Recently we were lucky enough to visit the Yorkshire home of renowned ceramicist David Roberts, after he bought several pieces from our collection of Chinese antiques. David is considered one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today, with...

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