Tuesday, 17 February 2015


In homage to 1stdibs article Modern Elegance vs Old World Glamour, we side with the latter…….

There is a richness and timelessnes that comes with using antiques when you decorate. The rich colours and textures in old textiles and the patina of antique furniture evoque the historic houses or Europe. There is a warmth that comes with this look that is totally different from the modern interior.

In this drawing room designed by the British designer Henrietta Spencer Churchill the use of colour and antiques creates a grand yet welcoming room flood with light coming in through the large window on the left. Photo by Christopher Drake
Here another London designer, Alidad layers the rich textures and colours of an early 18th century tapestry hung behind a gloriously coloured sofa. Photo by James McDonald.
William Eubanks has chosen a grand French Louis XV commode for this room.

Always lovers of tapestries we have several in the shop at the moment. Here a figurative Louis XIV Aubusson tapestry takes up a whole wall with furniture in front.
The Chateau de Champ du Bataille decorated by Jacques Garcia has a grandeur that can only be achieved using antiques. Photograph by Eric Sander.
18th Century French landscape in period frame from Julia Boston Antiques
The walls are hung with portraits in carved gilt frames and the furniture is French 18th century.
Here in the shop we have hung a pair of 18th century seascapes in gilt frames above a Louis XVI commode.
William Eubanks uses a grand Louis XV commode to great effect in this room.
In the shop we have placed a Règence French commode in front of a late 17th century Flemish tapestry. You can see all our stock at Julia Boston or go straight to the latest arrivals

1 comment:

  1. Furnitures are very important to make your home looking different. I like home furniture with rich colours and textures. Thanks for putting effort in writing this blog. A.H. Wilkens