All I really wanted was a new shed.
All real men have sheds and I didn’t have one.
But I did have an 18th century coaching inn at the time and a large, original coach-house there and so I transformed it into my workshop.
I had to always make sure the upkeep of the antique furniture at the inn was done to the standard I would expect in my own home…..not the style and efforts of a corporate “shop-fitter” attempt.
Seemingly so, it wasn’t long before customers were asking to buy this and buy that from the inn.
So I hunted-out exceptional pieces, mostly antiques in solid hard woods that needed renovation and transformed them into lovely pieces of functional furniture for the inn.
Then the practicalities of this obsession became a little too “all-consuming” and I was suddenly finding myself looking for pieces out of pure interest and their beauty and potential rather than for that business…….. this is where my new venture begins. We sold the inn in late 2014 after a very trying year and concentrated on the furniture!
Now I hunt out gorgeous antiques and vintage pieces and bring the superb wood up to a fine finish, re-upholster the piece and make it more contemporary with gorgeous fabrics and leathers.
Go and check out the pieces now….. you’ll find them a few examples in the menu at the top of the page under the title FURNITURE!
I hope you enjoy them.