September 21, 2017

Game-Changing Stones: Four of The Best

We are living in the stone age, at least as far as our interiors are concerned. Stones and marbles are a must-have in the modern home palette – and onyx is the gem du jour. Blue agate is a head turner.

Emerald jade quartz with pink streak is big news. But don’t overlook old familiars like white marble which is being used used in new ways. Here are the standout stones your house needs to know about.
1. Pink and White Onyx has been used for centuries to make jewellery and decorative accessories: it’s naturally occurring patterns make it a stunningly graphic surface material. And right now, design brands and designers are going large on it. Legendary Australian designer, Iain Halliday, who also works extensively in New York to the Bahamas, is using white onyx on entire walls; “We add backlighting to make the wallcovering glow. It looks like a cloudy sky. Crazy.”  It’s hard to deny the wow factor of a wall clad in onyx.
Boffi has created a washbasin for its ‘Code Collection’. Meanwhile Baxter has also discovered the wonders of the stone – and debuted the 'Tebe' table which is constructed from just three slabs of pink onyx.
The delicate patterns in pink onyx formed from layers of quartz, silica and moganite, make it a covetable material for walls, tables and powder rooms according to Halliday. The less detailing, the better. The stone speaks for itself. 
2. White Marble is still big news in the most stylish homes. In Australia you can find more than 50 varieties, which range from pure white to grey-veined Italian Carrara and Calacatta marbles which top designers and brands love.  The stronger the pattern, the more consideration needs to be given to how they are laid out and whether they need to be book-matched so the veins align.
The best marbles come from Carrara in Tuscany, the favoured source of Renaissance sculptors like Michalangelo. Its many quarries produce more marble than anywhere else in the world, and classic Bianco Carrara is a favourite with experts such as Gabriele Salvatori, CEO of Salvatori. “It has enduring quality and performs beautifully,” he says. However, its popularity is inevitabily running down supplies, so it’s time to look to Turkey and Greece for white marbles. High-end retailers like Fanuli are doing brisk business with their latest releases from Milan, such as Flexform’s tables, Orlando, Crown, Giano and Este in Calacatta or Carrara polished marble with striking bold veining that has a graphic feel.
3. Blue Agate For pure luxury, available by the slice, it’s hard to go past showstopping blue agate to transform walls. Italian brand Antonlini, known for its beautiful natural stones, excavated from quarries everywhere from Madagacar to Brazil to gather slabs  and shards of blue agate for its ‘Preciousstone’ collection. The sapphire-hued, fine-grain quartz is loved for it’s layered formation that makes for beautiful cross-sections. Once the stones have been arranged, bound together with resin and polished into slabs just over three centimetres thick, you can buy them off the peg.  
4. Emerald Jade quartzite An emerald (celadon-hued) showstopper with pink streaking that superstar designer Iain Halliday is using to reshape interior walls, tables and powder rooms from Sydney to New York.  Check it out at Art Domus.
CAN THESE BE USED ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOME? Polished stones aren’t practical for floors, where they will be slippery. There are fewer issues with wall surfaces. Even if you have only the budget for a splashback, they will add a special touch to even the smallest room. Lovely for statment-making tables, too. 
Always lay all your tiles out before fixing them in place so that you can swap them around. This way you can ensure colours and patterns are evenly distributed.

Art Domus A market leader in rare, high quality stones for modern glamour.
Euro Marble Favoured by top end architects, it imports top marbles and stones in profoundly beautiful colours.
WK Stone Bigwig architects get their stones here. Huge choice.


September 21, 2017

Deal Finder: UP to 70% off Posh Wallpapers

Hotfoot it to Porter’s Paints three-day sale from today for all kinds of deals on its hugely popular wallpapers from classic stripes to dragonflies, beetles and grasscloth.

Most colours, from $75 a roll, (were $175.50).
And for the first-ever time, get 25 per cent off orders on big-name international names: Designer’s Guild, Osborne & Little, Cole & Son, Nina Campbell, Christian Lacroix, and Matthew Williamson with all the latest looks to encase your rooms in Neo-Georgian stripes, crazy flocks, follies, vintage jungle scenes, stars and much more. Until Saturday.
288 Coward Street, Mascot showroom, (02) 9017 1763,


September 21, 2017

The Shop That Is On The Move And Mixing It Up

The new shopping destination: South Australian hotspot Living By Design has opened five stores in Adealaide in the last two years.

Anyone in the market for fabulous, accessible design should have the disrupter on their radar. The retailer known for making designer furniture more affordable by cutting out the middleman, has four new shipments in-store this week, with even more containers of fresh pieces due to land any minute.

The pared-down staples come in a neutral palette, making them a great base for your personal style. It has stacks of amazing pieces that make any space your home, from its modern farmhouse dining tables, Florence and Naples, to the best consoles (Como, Alta, and Concrete will make your jaw drop), as well as trend-resistent wicker dining chairs in a popular biscuit hue. Plus a new range of occasional chairs from $329. And you've got to check it's linen slip-covered sofas. It’s furniture that makes a big impact without the price tag.
We already have our wishlist ready. 

Here’s our edit of 5 of the best:
1. Bring some easy glamour to any room with the Borolo console. An effortless elegant piece that you can move from room to room.  
2. The Curved top bedhead in mushroom linen will outlast fashion and be the easiest bedroom update you make this year.
3. Meet your new soulmate sofa. With a linen blend removeable cover in ecru or charcoal that willl outlast fashion, the Antonio sofa is effortlessly chic.
4. The utter simplicity of the Florence 2.6m farmhouse table is key to its charm. The solid timber teak design is a piece to love forever.
5. One of the best consoles on the market, called Como, with slatted doors in the Ralph Lauren ilk.
Much of the furniture is made in a neutral palette of soft greys and warm beiges from natural materials in painted wood, polished concrete, galvanized zinc, marble, copper, stone, wicker, linen and cotton, making it ideal for Australian living.
Most is designed and produced in Denmark, Europe, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Australia. And you can expect fast, efficient delivery (you won’t need to wait 12 weeks for a sofa). It will arrive in a week. 
LIVING BY DESIGN,  (08) 8388 4213,

September 21, 2017

10 Tricks To Declutter Your Kitchen

The biggest single thing you can do to improve the look of a kitchen is to take things out of it. If you don’t use something, remove it from your life. Keep only that which is fresh, works and makes you happy.
There’s no point in buying good things if you don’t know how to throw out bad ones. Clutter slows you down.
Don’t let a stretch of kitchen benchtop deteriorate into a chaos of bills, quotes, parking fines, school notes, reports, invitations, newsletters, all covered with toast crumbs. Get on top of your mail everyday: pay the bills, file away the newsletters, put the invitations in a diary, and keep surfaces clear.
Always bulging, always a mess. But no longer. Chuck out the tin of Icelandic snacks someone bought back in 1992, that giant pouch of paprika you’ve been using since 1997, and the remains of the rice four you purchased for a single recipe that you’ve never cooked again. Don’t keep spices longer than a year: after 12 months, you might as well be stirring dust into your food.
Get a big bin and work through one shelf at a time. Anything tragic, past it’s use-by-date, battered, left-over, rusty, weevilly or downright weird goes straight in the bin. Take everything else out and wipe down the shelf and the bottom of each jar or tin. Put things back in logical groupings, as  if it were a mini supermarket. You’ll probably find that half of what you were storing has vanished. Put things you use all the time at the front.
Decant packets into containers: it looks good, avoids mess and keeps the moths out. Now you’ll have space to fill with the things you need. Buy some big, attractive, matching glass jars with air-tight lids in which to store staples. Your pantry should make your heart sing and your mouth water.
THE SAUCEPAN CUPBOARD Keep the bin beside you and keep filling it. Chuck out rusty cake-tin moulds and anything in the shape of cartoon characters or numbers. Get rid of pans with loose handles, battered lids that no longer fit anything, no-stick frying pans that stick, and that steamer you never use. If you don’t use your wok lid, out it goes – along with those plastic containers with no lids that breed in everyone’s cupboards.
THE CUTLERY DRAWER Empty it out. Vacuum out all that mysterious grit that collects in the drawer, and wash the cutlery holder in warm, soapy water. While it’s drying, go through the cutlery. Everything old, useless or bought as a souvenir should be chucked. Keep only the cutlery you use everyday – but make sure it’s good. If it’s light, badly designed, worn or damaged, throw it out. That includes forks with bent tines and knives that have lost their edge.
THE SECOND DRAWER This is where most people keep their gadgets. Graters, wooden spoons, strainers, skewers, tea bells, meat thermometers and fifty other bits and pieces. Spread it all out on a kitchen bench. Mouldy wooden spoons? In the bin. Keep the best, discard the rest. Aim to cut the drawer’s contents by half. Who needs three can openers? Clear out what you can and hang the rest from hooks or keep them bristling in a container on the bench, particularly that new set of wooden spoons you’re going to buy.
THE TEA TOWEL DRAWER Yes, you need a few. Buy half a dozen crisp linen ones, and chuck the rest including someone else’s souvenir.
THE BOTTOM DRAWER This is where matchboxes jumble with string, out-of-date warranties, gummed up tubes of superglue, reels of sticky-tape, blobs of Blu-Tack, dead batteries, keys that don’t open anything in your house, and numbered birthday candles that don’t add up to the age of anyone you know. Keep the sticky tape and chuck out the rest. Let’s face it: super-glue is a one-use product, birthday candles have to be bought the day of the party, you’ll never solve the mystery of the keys, and appliances always collapse the day after the warranty has expired.
THE FRIDGE Clear out the wilting lettuce, mushy zucchini and slimy salami. Now look at the fridge door. Make sure nothing is on it – no magnets, school memos, bills, reminders of doctor’s appointments, children’s drawings, photos or fingerprints. Any old fridge can look good if there is nothing on it. Don’t make it a ‘Decision Pending’ tray.
UNDER THE SINK This is the dark secret of every home: the repository of scraps of boot polish, brushes and rags, rusty remnants of steel wool, dusty cockroach bairs, multiple bottles of surface wipe, toxic oven cleaner, old toothbrushes, disgraceful dishcloths, and inevitably the mush from teabags that have missed the bin. Get rid of pretty much everything and start from scratch. Bleach the bottom, let it dry, then reline it. Now go shopping for new stuff, including some snazzy baskets to keep it all in.
THE APPLIANCE CUPBOARD Here reside the ultimate space invaders. You may swear by your bread maker, rice cooker, ice-cream and milkshake-makers, juicer, cappuccino machine. If however, you swear at them, they have no place in your life. Apart from a toaster and an electric kettle, the only kitchen appliance a real cook needs are a food processor and some electric handheld beaters. Be ruthless.

September 20, 2017

Five Rules Which Every Designer Follows

Learn to get things right first time, have the confidence to make grand gestures and how colour can completely change a space. Here are the five basics of good decorating which every designer follows.
Hint: they’re very practical and all super-easy to pull off!
1. Define your palette (materials and colours) and stick to it. You can always extend it, but do so consistently. In other words, if you decide that you’re going to use both brass and chrome in your home, don’t then suddenly throw in copper, unless you do it in more than one room.
2. When using colour, use it in planes (i.e. paint entire walls from architrave to skirtings). Don’t pick out the detailing in contrasting colours. It looks (and feels) old-fashioned.
3. Make at least one spectacular change. Professionals know the biggest bang for the buck is to open up a ceiling. If you have an attic or a pitched roof, it’s likely that you can open it up. It’s not cheap, but it’s life changing.
4. Spend as much as you can afford on your floor. You can sit on a box on a beautiful floor and be happy, but nothing will ever improve a cheap floor. Flooring underpins everything, and outlives paintwork, so it’s best to stick to something natural and muted that will work with successive colour schemes as it’s not easy to change. Remember, it has the biggest impact on aesthetics, practicality and budget. What does your house need?
5. Invest on door hardware, light fixtures, tapware, even light switches. Details that get used daily need to be not only good-looking, but durable. And you should never skimp on things you notice or touch every day.
PS  Black is a classic that designers use to add instant rigour to any room that can have a big impact. Try a pair of small black antique chairs. A black console or cabinet in black. Even black tableware will look very definite. You don’t need to whizz off to the shops. Rearrange what you’ve got. Move paintings or tables from room to room, until every room has atleast one splash of black. 
September 14, 2017


It’s all go at Shapiro, where collectors of twentieth-and-twenty-first century are in for a treat next week when an impressive line up of serious design hits go under the hammer.

A key offering at Tuesday's 20.21C Art + Design sale is a couple of Picasso's. There’s Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, and Alvar Aalto originals, which every living design great lists as their fave stuff. Many of the 377 pieces on offer were created in the 1930s, 40s and 50s but are still streets ahead of contemporary collections in terms of beauty and functionality.
There’s serious twentieth-century design hits from the 1940s to 1980s. Loads of standout Hylton Nel ceramics which have to be seen to be believed. Plus Australian design names like Douglas Snelling, Clement Meadmore, Fred Ward and Grant Featherston (you’ll find almost more chairs here than anywhere else). 
As well as big names in Danish design from Wegner, Mogensen, Vodder and Henningsen. Teak and oak chairs, sideboards, shelving units, sofas, dining tables, desks, bedsides, bookcases, chests of drawers, (low and high), and cabinets, (big to small).
You’ll also find Ray and Charles Eames chairs (the ones that change the way the world sat back in the 1950s), as well as fantastic Cartier, Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio, Ettore Sottsass, Pierre Paulin and Verner Panton, top-end of the market pieces that have made modernist furniture the rage for more than 25 years. And a vast range of 1950s and 60s Italian and French lighting by Louis Poulsen, Artemide, Phillipe Starck, Verner Panton, Pietro Chiesa, Achille Castiglioni - we're talking his cult Arco light with marble plinth - Poul Henningsen, Kita Toshiyuky, Hans Wegner,  Stil Novo, and Michele de Lucchi.
Much to suit all tastes, settings and budgets that mix and match with everything, and give any space instant cool. Unmissable. Whizz online and check it out,

Auction Details:
Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 6pm
Woollahra Hotel Function Room, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney

Viewing Details:
Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen Street, Woollahra
Today - Tuesday 19 September; 11am to 5pm
Inquiries: (02) 93261588;


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September 14, 2017

5 Extra Storage Spaces You Might Have Forgotten About

People often fail to see what is good and bad in their own homes. Blame sentimentality and sheer force of habit. 

This makes looking for extra storage space hard – because you’ve developed a kind of blindness to your own pad. 
Look around your place and transform these dead spaces (which are strangely evasive yet relatively common) into storage spaces where you can stow things.  Here are some suggestions.  

Above the Kitchen Cabinets
Though difficult to know what to do with, that shelf of open space above the kitchen cabinets should be utilized—and not just to stash the party platters you use once a year.  Optimise that shelf (think: big beautiful baskets that hide extra paper towel rolls, wine bottles, your vase collection).
Inside a Windowsill
If you're lucky enough to have a window with deep casements, you can prop up a floating shelf or two inside that recess. Prop them out with potted plants and ginger jars. Or try a collection of glassware which will catch the light. 
Air Space
By screwing a hook into a ceiling beam, you're halfway to the hanging storage solution of your dreams. (For lighter loads, you can use a butterfly bolt to fix a hook to the drywall ceiling.) Hang bikes, shelves, or even seating—and free up the floor space underneath it.
Behind the Sofa
If your sofa is butted up against a wall, pull it out 10 centimetres and stash extra folding chairs there ready for when guests come over. If it's in the middle of a room, rest a console or chest against the back of it and stash it with extra tableware, linens, blankets or toys.

Inside the Shower
If you don't have the luxury of a linen closet but do have a few extra square feet in a standing shower, find a roomy stool and place it as far away from the nozzle as possible—then stack the bench high with the plushest bath towels you can find.

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September 14, 2017

Your Interior Needs This Plant

Move over fiddle-leaf figs. The new IT plant is that establishment favourite, the cyclamen. 

The charismatic yet aloof beauty, is suddenly the plant-of-the-moment popping up in both modern and traditional interiors all over industry heavyweights like Architectural Digest to Elle Décor.

Part of the appeal of cyclamen is its intriguing flowers and leaves with velvety white upright petals plus foliage that is a focal point, with its serene clump of ivy-shaped, round dark leaves.

They look great teamed with planters in wicker, ceramic, marble, brass, copper. Smooth to rough. Old to new. A great way to add greenery, soften architecture, and instantly make a space look more stylish. 

Keep them somewhere cool and bright and place them on the mantel so that they can be admired, before putting them away again - like children being presented to their parents for inspection by nanny.

September 14, 2017

Country Road Just Debuted The Coolest Spring 2017 Living Range

Smart casual is a hard look to get right, and yet Country Road has aced it with its Spring Home collection 2017 which is a great lesson in the way good brands do things. 

Head straight for the Kitchen and Living contemporary classic staples designed with Australian living in mind. From big white mixing bowls ($29.95) to timber cake stands ($69.95) and wood trivets ($24.95), and glass carafes, $39.95, and stoneware pitchers, in trend-resistant whites and neutrals, of course. We’ll take one of everything.
resistant looks and colours: dramatic jackets you can swim in, frayed trousers, an embroidered kaftan that harks back to Talitha Getty in the 1960s, and the ultimate long white goddess dress. We’ll take one of everything.
Click through the gallery to see the full collection, even just for inspiration; you’ll pick up the latest looks, the colours that look good together and note little things, like how a matt finish on stone-coloured plates gives your table instant style.
September 7, 2017

The Must-Do 2017 Sydney Antiques & Art Fair

The Sydney Antiques & Arts Fair is in a league of its own with legendary Australian dealers like Alan Landis, John Hawkins, Anne Schofield, and Judith Rutherford serving as a barometer of what’s in fashion.

And sometimes a forecaster of the economic climate. New trends always show up at the Fair, which is open from today until Sunday, with more than 45 top dealers across the decorative and fine arts fields - furniture, silver, porcelain, ceramics, glass, prints, textiles and art.  

It’s a happy mix of an up-to-date audience that appreciates great material, and one that is always looking for the superb piece as well as the interesting bibelot. 

Prices are as low as we can remember, (though rare pieces can still sell for substantial sums), but are a shadow of the wicked sums paid 100 years ago during the heyday of “le goût Rothschild,” when millionaires’ drawing rooms from Manhattan to Mayfair were stuffed with exquisite French rococo furniture and artefacts. 

And with megabrands such as Chanel to Gucci, who have their finger on the pulse of what’s next, featuring antiques galore in their latest advertising campaigns - there simply isn’t no time to buy. Don't miss our rundown of where top designers and collectors source their things and inspiration!

There has been an explosion of interest in porcelain, bronze, ceramics, and glass, according to Vice President of Australian Antiques & Art Dealers Association, Chris Hughes.
Booths will beckon -- some arranged as room settings, with Continental and English furniture, Asian rugs and accessories ranging from Chinese, Japanese and Staffordshire porcelain to paintings, prints, jewellery boxes, silver, and historical documents. Just the kind of thing to give your house soul, individuality, and pedigree.
Antiques bring presence, even grandeur, to any room. Embellishment. Plus lots of style. "That’s why the spotlight is back on smaller antique items – they are an easy way to update a room, be eclectic, and invest in something to love forever," says Hughes.
Seek out splendid Japanese Kutani temple dogs, circa 1900, among other treasures at Alan Landis, (always popular) and beautiful porcelain vases at Moorabool,  supported on tripod goats legs and heads with moulded rococo scrollwork spreading towards the base with gilt details and turquoise top. At Antiquarian there's out engraved silver and enamel singing bird boxes.
Head straight to Brans Antiques for pieces that look good in stand alone isolation, which is what larger antique itemss are all about now.  Nineteenth century bronzes, Tang period seated Buddhas, fifteenth century Tuscan Madonna; the minimalism of the display of such pieces seems to pay off.  
Plus, there’s a lectures on Saturday, ‘Fake or Fortune’ where you will learn about how to collect to silver (bookings essential). Here's your hitlist for the Fair:
69 John St  (NSW)
Fine Australian art – Colonial, impressionist & female modernist artists.
Abbott’s Antiques  (NSW)
English 18th and 19th century furniture, sterling silver, porcelain, glass, jewellery, Sheffield plate, 18th century drinking and table glass, bronzes, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and paintings.
Ancanthe (NSW)
European 18th, 19th & Early 20th Century decorative arts & paintings. Australiana including historical items, photographs, postcards.
Antique Decorative Art (NSW) GUEST
Beautiful objects representing centuries of human endeavour in the decorative arts. Items include furniture, objet d’art, sculpture and fine art of all periods and styles.
Alan Landis Antiques (NSW)
One of Australia’s foremost authorities on English Ceramics (1750-1950) and Australian Decorative Arts, with expertise in Meissen, Australiana and Judaica.
Anne Schofield Antiques (NSW)
18th, 19th and early 20th century fine quality jewellery, including Australian jewellery.
Antiquarian (Elizabeth Syber) (VIC)
Furniture, ornaments, collectables, jewellery, art, Objet d’art and a large selection of Asian and Oriental items. High quality luxury vintage and antique clothing.
Antique & Unique Jewels (VIC)
Antique & Bespoke jewellery.
Brans Antiques & Art (WA)
Fine quality furniture, sculpture and works of art from the ancient to the 20th century – English, European and Oriental.
Circa Collectables  (NSW) GUEST 
Antique & retro, specialising in Lea Stein (Paris) & other contemporary French designer jewellery.
Coutura Vintage (NSW)
Antique & Vintage clothing from Georgian to 1960’s, accessories – hats, handbags, shoes. Collectables associated with fashion.
Day Fine Art (NSW)
Focusing on artwork with a high level of visual sophistication, from colonial to contemporary Australian art.
Deco Diva (NSW) GUEST
Rare original Art Deco and 20th century works of art.
Douglas Stewart Fine Books (VIC)
Specialising in rare books, maps & globes, historical ephemera, photographs and Australian art.
Eaglemont Antiques (VIC)
Select items of furniture, porcelain, silver and decorative objects.
Elizabeth Kwan Vintage and Fine Jewellery (NSW)
Specialising in Art Deco and Vintage Fine Jewellery.
Etruria Antiques Gallery (VIC)
Specialist dealer in English pottery, particularly Wedgwood; also early English porcelain and light furniture.
Grange Antiques (TAS) GUEST
Australian & English furniture, taxidermy, decorative objects and estate jewellery.
Greene & Greene (NSW)
Fine quality antique and estate jewellery, English and European ceramics and sterling silver, Georgian to Art Deco glass, collectable items and handsome gifts with small pieces of furniture.
Greengrass Antiques (NSW)
Ethnographica, works of art, objects of virtue.
J.B. Hawkins Antiques (TAS)
Fine English furniture, clocks, English and Australian silver, works of
J.B. Hawkins Antiques (TAS)
Fine English furniture, clocks, English and Australian silver, works of
Jennifer Wren Antiques (NSW) GUEST
Antique, Art Deco, Vintage and Contemporary Jewellery.
Josef Lebovic Gallery (NSW)
Australian and international original prints and drawings from old master to 20th century, vintage photography from 1850’s to 21st century. Australian posters and printed ephemera.
Judith Rutherford Antique Chinese Textiles (NSW)
Chinese textiles, costume, rank badges and dress accessories from 18th to 20th century.
Lafite Fine Silver (VIC)
Specialising in fine antique English, Irish and Scottish sterling silver from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art (WA)
18th,19th & 20th century British & Continental furniture; Australian Colonial furniture. Bronzes, glass and porcelain. Pictures to 1950. Selected vintage and old carpets and textiles.
Leven Antiques (TAS)
Antique sterling silver, jewellery, Georgian glass, porcelain, English and Colonial furniture.
Leven Antiques (TAS)
Antique sterling silver, jewellery, Georgian glass, porcelain, English and Colonial furniture.
Mariners Cottage (TAS)
Stand No. 21
19th century furniture, porcelain & glass.
Mooney Collectables (NSW)
20th century English ceramics and furniture. Dolls and Steiff bears, tribal jewellery, art glass and Australian pottery.
Moorabool Antiques (VIC)
Specialist ceramics covering 6000 years from Neolithic to Nouveau, including fine English, French and German porcelain from the 18th and 19th century.
Pentimento (VIC)
Vanity and sewing items, portrait miniatures, ceramics, vintage glassware, collectables and curios. Specialising in small items of tortoiseshell and pique jewellery.
Rutherford (VIC)
One of the best ranges of Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco & Retro jewellery in Australia.
Simpson’s Antiques (NSW)
Early colonial furniture, consulting on, Australian Colonial Furniture and Decorative Arts for collecting institutions and private clients nationally.
Snook & Company Antique Dealers (VIC)
Fine quality traditional 19th and 20th century furniture, clocks, barometers, and decorative items. Always a jaunty selection of unique gifts.
The Antique Guild (QLD)
Importers of fine jewellery, furniture, silver and art. Specialised in jade, glass, silver from across the globe, Chinese art, African art, cocktail jewellery and the eccentric.
Valentine’s Antique Gallery (VIC)
Specialising in 19th and early 20th Century English & Australian Furniture, porcelain, glassware and important decorative items.
Virtanen Antiques (VIC)
Specialising in Scandinavian furniture and decorative arts From C1780 to C1960 Including Biedermeier, Art Deco, 20th Century and Gustavian.
Walter & Co (TAS)
Fine quality 18th – 19th century English, Australian, Chinese and European furniture, silver, porcelain, clocks and objects of virtue.
Woodshed Antiques (VIC)
Specialists in quality early Australian Cedar furniture, imported French and English furniture and decorative items.
The Kensington Room, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick,
Free parking on site – access from High Street, Randwick
General Admission (7-10 September) $10
(Children under 16 free)
Tickets available at the door or online
Thursday 7 September 10am – 7pm
Friday 8 September 10am – 7pm
Saturday 9 September 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10 September 10am – 5pm




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