I started work in the antiques trade over 20 years ago. I spent four years working with top dealers Harvey Ferry and Willy Clegg at The Country Seat in Oxfordshire where I had the privilege of handling some of the best furniture and objects from 17th century to 20th century design classics. We dealt in antique garden furniture and statuary as well as important ‘signed and designed’ furniture from the likes of Pugin, Godwin, Christopher Dresser, William Morris, Gordon Russell and Charles Eames. We exhibited at Grosvenor House, Royal College of Art and Olympia Antique Fairs.
I left Willy & Harvey to open a shop of my own in Nettlebed with my artist and dealer friend Peter Woodward. We became known for holding a very unusual and eclectic stock of good period furniture as well as fun, decorative and unusual objects and art. I began my transition to interior designer while redecorating a number of the best gastro pubs and restaurants locally. I had the shop for 15 years until marrying and moving to Church Farm in Wiltshire. Here I converted some of the outbuildings to a studio-cum-workshop for my wife Kate Armor, and a showroom for myself.
As well as working locally in Sherston, Great Somerford, Kington Langley and Chalford I have also completed projects in Hereford, Oxfordshire and London. Although I prefer to work reasonably locally, I am happy to work anywhere and have been involved with projects in the South of France, Italy and Brussels.
Over 70% of all our work is by recommendation of previous clients and the majority of our customers return to us for further projects.