So I actually ended up visiting the Decorative Fair 3 times this season and only on the last day did I finally managed to get aroud all the exhibitors. The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair is held in Battersea London and always offers us a fine selection of continental decorative antiques, with an emphasis on originality and anything unusual, antique and decorative decor delights.
The format is very inviting and more approachable exhibitors stand then found at some of the higher brow antique events held. To start on a positive, the Decorative Fair has a regular shuttle bus running from Slone square right into Battersea Park, where the fair is held. When entering the building the first sight is the champagne and coffee bar. I chose champagne and a smile.
The Decorative Fair is has a creative mix of mid century items with formal antiques, collectable items. Works of art from the ancient to the 20th century and the quirky contemporary, including sculpture, paintings, prints and photography are also the important element of the fair and which finishes of any interior theme.
This eclectic formula is what make this fairs so on point and popular with creative collectors, interiors designers and stylists.
Exhibitors are encouraged to display their stock in a room-set fashion. Using their highly creative skills, so these stands provide us with ideas and inspiration for how to display items at home.
Shop with a dog. Why not, as well behaved dogs are always welcome and present at this fair. Personally I have never seen such a range a stunning pedigrees in one place. These groomed pooches most definitely fit in with the traditional style and characterof the fair.
What makes the Decorative Fair such a delight and sets it apart from all other fairs is the creativity and inspiration of the stand displays, the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of most of the traders and possibilities of discovering something unique and unusual in a hidden away in a corner of a stand. Items range from distinctly unusual period shop signs and advertising accessories to taxidermy, decorative salvage, French style dressers, hand woven textiles, contemporary artwork and even shells and fossils.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs three times a year in Battersea Park with more than 150 exhibitors from the UK and Europe.
Diary Date: The Autumn 2018 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 2-7 October 2018
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