Sustainability is a buzz word in the interior design world at the moment. But what does this actually mean and is it popular across generations, or only for millennials? In this blog, Nicholas Wells Antiques (NWA) talks about how to create this kind of interior, with suggestions from their latest arrivals range. A Blended Contemporary / Traditional Interior Placing antiques in the same room with brand new furniture is a style

As the trend for home improvements continues into 2021, after a surge in online sales for objects d’art and homewares in 2020, Nicholas Wells Antiques is delighted to bring to your attention one of our masterpieces. The green, blue, and red really drew my eye in, and bright colours are one of the key features of Murano, as well as the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Minerals are

Selecting Antique Table Lamps from Nicholas Wells Antiques Ltd. for Your Interior, Style and Collection The most memorable and beautiful spaces often combine modern and classic design creating a sense of artful arrangement, and flow, while as well generating comfort and livability. Indeed, eclecticism is at the root of the extraordinary fascination we have with the traditional interiors of country houses, castles and city residences. The admixture of periods, colour, texture and styles allow

Interior Decorating with Antique Mirrors The antique mirror is an iconic decorating object, a unique embellishment that exists somewhere between artwork and furnishing. The most creative and well-regarded interior designers almost always include an antique mirror or group of mirrors as a finishing touch, a tasteful and elegant way to create a sense of opulence and character. Rare antique mirrors are of course the penultimate form of this decorating essential. Many of our clients in London choose antique mirrors as decorative

Egyptian Revival Furniture Art has always been appreciated all over the world. No matter what time or age we are living in, the beauty of art and culture cannot be dimmed or overlooked. Consequently, Egyptian Revival Furniture is part of our culture. The Egyptian revival in the decorative arts is considered to be one of the great distinguishing art movements of the 19th century. The period known as the Egyptian revival appears

Blackamoor figures are small sculptures and representations of usually African males along with other dark skinned figures from European history. Most of them are depicted holding a tray or any receptacle that was intended for practical use. Blackamoors are also incorporated in jewelry and other decorative art while life-size figures were kept as artificial ‘footmen’ in doorways. Also referred to as ‘Nubians', this race has been immortalized in décor and jewelry

Large Contemporary Abstract Paintings for Interior Design For a vibrant décor, have no fear of mixing periods and materials to create contrast and intimacy, using colour with texture and height in juxtaposition to volume and weight.  A collector’s house never looks decorated as such because it has given a home to a multitude of objects and paintings of which the diverse origins constitute its vitality. The greatest interior designers of the twentieth century

On 26th September 2017, the auction house giant are holding an exciting auction of the Vivien Leigh Collection, and as huge fans of the iconic actress, we had to take a look at the Sotheby's catalogue. With an outstanding collection of film memorabilia and artworks, the Vivien Leigh Collection also offers an impressive array of furniture and decorative arts from the film star's private collections. As a woman of good taste

At Nicholas Wells Antiques, we know that our unique, high quality, period pieces suit any interior. We are extremely careful to select items that embody a sense of excellent craftsmanship, timeless style and seamless design. Should you need convincing, we have taken some stock images from Houzz and Pinterest  - our favourite destinations for stylistic inspiration - and matched them with a few of our very own masterpieces. Take a look and perhaps

It's Friday, and if you're like us, you've had a hectic week - you've faced the pressure of deadlines, had innumerate meetings, and are feeling the heat in the city this August. Come 5pm on a Friday, you're ready to leapfrog out of the office, find your respective friends/colleagues, bag a table at a bar and order yourself a very large, cool beverage. Cocktails, as far as we are concerned, are

Once deemed old fashioned, drinks trolleys have officially made a comeback. Their renaissance has been helped considerably by their appearance in the Soho House group hotels – placing a drinks trolley in individual rooms is a nice touch and who doesn’t like having their own personal ‘cocktail station’?! And it’s not just Soho House that have been getting in on the action. The ever-so-chic hotel The Laslett, in Notting Hill, has

  Golden, glistening under the flicker of candlelight; there is nothing quite as atmospheric and decadent as ormolu and gilt-bronze castings. The Wallace Collection has created a glorious exhibition highlighting the excellence of the bronzier. And rightly so; the techniques used and skill required to create such characteristic elements of decorative art are often neglected. Techniques and Production Ormolu became an increasingly popular addition to furniture and decorative objects during the eighteenth century. The

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