I can’t quite believe it’s been a year since we decided to embark on opening our Lillie Road shop in London. Though it was a ‘toe-in-the-water’ moment shared with a couple of like minded souls, it would appear that the Holt Harrison Collection has found a place to call ‘a home of its own’ within this lovely enclave of antiques & curios.
Thanks to some amazing customer feedback and a year of fine tuning our offering, I’m delighted to say that we’ll be taking the reins of 271 Lillie Road and looking forward to another year (and hopefully many more!) for Holt Harrison in the Capital.
Having just packed another van load ready to dress the shop window for Xmas it’s great to know that visitors to the shop will be able to enjoy a more comprehensive experience of the Collection; a Collection that has evolved over the last 12 months to include a range of antiques that sit comfortably amongst our Furniture, Sculptural Art and Lifestyle Accessories.
For those accustomed to my work, you’ll already know the passion I have for breathing new life into old, discarded and forgotten items.
So, alongside creating pieces for the Collection, you can imagine just how much fun I’ve been having sourcing antique items to satisfy the broader tastes of the discerning Lillie Road shopper.
I guess it was always going to be a natural progression for Holt Harrison as it’s really a microcosm of my home. This was summed up beautifully by Ros Byam Shaw writing for Ernest magazine, shortly to come out in print.
You can download a preview of the article entitled The Menagerie for a overview of what I mean by that.
Of course it’s not just the addition of a range of antique pieces that will draw visitors to our shop! We’ve also been very busy creating new pieces of furniture, domes and sculptural art to evolve the Collection.
For example, our new Pebble Side Tables made from selected cuts of mahogany, french polished and finished with contemporary chrome & bronze legs are ideal for a variety of interior styles and make for a great addition to a stylish bathroom.
And if you’re looking for smaller decorative items we’ve got an interesting mix of vases that make great statement pieces in their own right, or perfectly set off shelves, benches or tables.
So if you’re in the area I hope you’ll stop by to view the Xmas window display and step inside to view the new 271 Lillie Road; it’s all new AND it’s all totally Holt Harrison.
If he hasn’t been snapped up before Xmas you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our ‘Rocking Goat’. Yes that’s right our ‘Rocking Goat’!
Looking forward to seeing you.
Love & festive cheer,