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Bienvenue a London: The Autumn Decorative Fair

Dear Friends,

It's been so long since our Style Scout, Kitty Stuart, posted on my blog I thought it best that I catch you up on what she's been up to lately.

These days Kitty is living in London. We had a nice, long visit when Cole and I were in town recently for the International Design and Architecture Awards and various design conferences. Since I couldn't stay long enough to attend the Decorative Arts Fair I asked Kitty if she would attend and share some of the highlights from the show.

I hope you enjoy.

SSHS
...

 


Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London
Kitty Stuart, Style Scout


Bonjour mes amis,

In September I went to The Autumn Decorative Fair at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park. It ran from September 30 through October 5. For just £10 I received the program and guide to the fair and was invited to return anytime throughout the extent of the fair. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Wearing my imaginary style scout cap, I prepared my camera phone with back up charger in tow and went to work.

The entry way was full of Circus and Fair Ground artifacts. Large metal cartoon signs lined the stall walls. Now, to me sometimes antiques have a certain, je ne sais quoi, which is treasured by many.

 

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

However, I personally find clowns and the like terrifying. So it goes without saying that my first thoughts of this fair were along the lines of "what have I gotten myself into?"

Fortunately, I survived the circus memorabilia and pushed open the double doors to the land of antique stalls; all 139 of them. This explained why the guide I had been given weighed so much.

Slightly overwhelmed, I gave myself three hours to wander the stalls. I decided to start to the left and work in a zigzag formation. Eliminating any chance of missing something amazing.

Like most fairs, this one had a wide variety of treasures; plenty of antique furniture, light fixtures, lamps, and mirrors, a chaise lounge here and there, one bed, and of course, no shortage of accessories.

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

 

As I was going from one stall to the next I began to notice a trend. They were all versions of the Cabinet of Curiosity. 

As most of you should already know, Sherry opened a boutique about a year and a half ago, Sherry Hayslip Interiors Boutique. If you didn't know, this is my plug and you should go visit it immediately. I happened to be around during the creation of this little boutique. It's important to note that we didn't just put a bunch of knickknacks together and call it a shop; we created stories for each of the rooms.

The Cabinet of Curiosity became the Room of Curiosity at SHIB. Much like the room of Enlightenment at The British Museum, it could also be seen as an archive of truly fascinating artifacts.

Basically the room is filled with a variety of unique, some perplexing yet oddly charming things. The point is that they are not expected or going with the flow. In fact, a lot of it can be left to the eye of the beholder.

I began seeing most of the stalls at the Decorative Fair as cabinets of curiosity. How the stalls were decorated and organized represented the vendor as well as what he or she considered special.

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

 

 

 

For the most part, there was a conscious presentation of things that are ‘hot' right now; three-piece stacking side tables, grand mirrors with thick frames, and funky-mirrored mirrors. And of course, minerals and crustaceans are everyone's accessory choice of the season.

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

 

 

 

But then there were the stalls that were simply unexplainable. Anything from creepy, one eyed dolls to random wooden limbs lying around. I found paintings of kitchen utensils opposite a wall that read, "so" in large hanging metal letters.

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

 

 

There was a very voluptuous wooden woman doing her best to flirt with a mannequin donning his British military garb. And my favorite, the grumpy Buddha incense, because I know exactly how he feels.

Hayslip Design Associates, Style Scout: Kitty Stuart, the Autumn Decorative Fair in London

 

Overall, the Autumn Decorative Fair was a wonderful mix of beautiful antique furniture with seemingly crazy and forgotten haberdashery. There were lots of friendly people ready to share their knowledge and stories. It was a lively and welcoming environment that I would suggest to everyone.

To be honest, it seems to me that everyone has some version of a Cabinet of Curiosity. We are often striving to do the same, to fit in, to be with the times, but maybe it's okay to show what's in our cabinets.

So what does your Cabinet of Curiosity look like?


À la prochaine,
Kitty

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