It is always a pleasure to hotfoot it to Battersea Park to wander and wonder around the thrice-yearly event, which is the The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Decorative Fair! This year's foyer theme, Chalet Chic, suited the season with its skis, sledges and snowy scapes, along with reindeer fur and boiserie. If there was simply nowhere else to shop in the world for interiors, you would likely find everything you desired for the fashionable home. There are commodes and chandelier aplenty, French day-beds and chaises to languish upon, Swedish Gustavian pieces, art and collectables, and magnificent one-offs, such as a submarine-shaped beaded light, reminiscent of a Jules Verne story and the charming in the form of Barbudian shell valentines, made for passing Victorian sailors. All in all, a marvellous feast of interior styles!
Save the dates for the Spring Fair: 21 - 26 April.