Sourcing and Styling Antiques for Interiors

A course for anyone wishing to learn top tips from experts and gain insider knowledge of where to source & style antiques

"Sourcing and Styling Antiques for Interiors” is a one-day course for anyone wishing to learn top tips from experts and gain insider knowledge of where to source antiques, learn key decorative characteristics of English antiques, learn how to use antiques in contemporary interiors, find out from a top antiques dealer what they look for when sourcing antiques, learn where to have your antique finds professionally refurbished, see how a top London auction house works, and, with expert guidance, explore the English Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Topics Covered:

  • Decorative details of English antique furniture (Georgian, Victorian and Arts & Crafts)
  • Sourcing and styling antiques for contemporary interiors
  • Visit a top antiques showroom to learn what they look for when sourcing antiques
  • Visit a top London auction house to learn how to source antiques at auction
  • Explore the English Galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum with an expert guide.

Course Outcomes:

  • Gain inspiration and learn tips on how to effectively use antiques in contemporary interiors
  • Understand the decorative differences between key eras of English antique furniture (Georgian, Victoria, Arts & Crafts)
  • Discover where dealers source antiques and vintage items
  • Discover how antiques dealers create and display inspirational showroom collections to inspire how you might use antiques in your home
  • Demystify the inner workings of a top London auction house
  • Learn how to view and understand the progression and development of English furniture at the V&A’s furniture galleries.

Refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course.

Tutor Biography:

Tom Carey

Raised and educated in Oxford, where he read Classics as a graduate, interior designer Tom Carey absorbed the beauty of his surroundings and developed a keen awareness of historic styles. He incorporates these influences in his interior design work, while maintaining a contemporary perspective.

Dr Alan Montgomery

Dr Alan Montgomery was born and raised in Scotland, but has spent most of his adult life in London. Having achieved an MA in Art History at Glasgow University, he worked for many years in the art world at both an international auction house and an antique dealer.

In recent years he has returned to academia, achieving an MA in Classical Civilisation in 2011, and has recently completed a PhD in which he analysed eighteenth-century attitudes towards the ancient Roman world. During this studies, Alan also taught his research in London schools. He currently writes on Modern and Contemporary Art for art dealers and a leading auctioneer, and leads private tours of London' galleries and auction houses.

  • 3 December 201803 December 2018 10.00am 03 December 2018 4.00pm
  • One day
  • Suitable for complete beginners and design enthusiasts.
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Beginner
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377

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