Once the Christmas decs are packed away and the dreary days of mid-winter stretch ahead, where to turn to for some cheerful interior inspiration?
For a decorative pick-me-up or a full-on new decorating project for the home, the event of choice for design professionals and buyers in-the-know is the Winter edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park – a luxurious feast of fine and fun period design, augmented every January by the colourful specialist rug and textile fair, LARTA.
The Decorative Fair Battersea takes place three times a year, and offers a fabulous variety of antique and 20th century decoration to the interior designer and private buyer. Uniquely different, this interiors extravaganza is popular with the UK and international trade as well as style-savvy customers looking for unusual one-off pieces for their homes. Collectors also love to attend, finding rarities and fine art.
At each Fair a themed foyer display is created to reflect trends associated with period design. The theme this Winter is ‘orientalism’, highlighting how Eastern design travelled the Silk Route to infiltrate our interiors. Furniture, fabrics and objects from, and influenced by, ‘the Orient’ will be for sale in the special foyer stand, styled to showcase a collection of items from the 150 specialist antiques, art and 20th century design dealers taking part in the Fair.
Up on the Mezzanine at the Winter Decorative Fair is the complimentary London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA), which relocated to the Battersea Park marquee in 2017. This yearly event, devoted to woven art for sale from 15 of the UK’s best textile dealers, brings a further richness of choice to visitors.
Event: The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA)
Dates: Tuesday 23 – Sunday 28 January 2018
Opening Times: Tuesday 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Admission: Free to both events if you have received a ticket (join the mailing list of either fair on their websites) or
£10.00 at the door (a catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week).
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11
Transport: A free shuttle service from outside the Sloane Square Hotel runs regularly to and
from the venue during opening hours. Satnav use SW8 4NW (Chelsea Bridge Gate).
The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair will take place from 17-22 April 2018.