Join Grant Pierrus, Helen Linfield and Sarah Akwisombe as they discuss Antiques and Interior Design. During the talk they will touch on how dealers can work together with interior designers and decorators to educate their clients about the value of using antiques in interiors, not only on the design aspect but the financial value as well. The panel will also discuss the periods that appeal to a younger buyer and ways in which to appeal to younger buyers.
Grant Pierrus trained as an Interior Designer and Interior Stylist at Central Saint Martins in London in 2014/15 and followed up with training from KLC School of Design. He later set up the Interior Style Hunter as a way to share his passion and knowledge of interior design with the aim of helping people to be more confident in creating beautiful spaces for themselves.
"I believe that everybody should have access to good design. And you don’t always need a designer. In my design rules series I share with you the elements and principles of design in such a way that you can use these yourself to make your space better."
Sarah Akwisombe is an award winning design blogger and interior stylist. With an ethos that encourages people to bring their personality into their home and make a statement, Sarah has gained a cult audience for her outspoken and informal attitude. She's a huge fan of antiques and vintage and is particularly excited by Art Deco design and regularly brings these influences into her 1930s built flat in South London.
Helen developed her love of antiques whilst studying language and history of art at the Sorbonne in Paris and Madrid University.
In the late 60's after a years apprenticeship in Arundel market she opened a shop in Worthing. Then the fair circuit beckoned. She met her future partner and husband and they opened a shop in Petworth in the mid 80's. She is a Director of LAPADA and a member of BADA and chairs and serves on several fair vetting committees.
Wakelin and Linfield exhibit at major antiques fairs specialising in vernacular furniture and decorative works of art from the 16th - 21st centuries.