Alidad Adores: Augustus Leather Console, Velvet Furniture

This week Alidad Adores a new bespoke version of our very own Augustus Console from our Velvet Furniture Collection!

Re-imagined in leather this console table looks smart, contemporary and stylish with beautiful bronze nailing detail and a veneered wood top. We think this design we produced for Hollandesign is incredibly exciting and an interesting take on our traditional Velvet Furniture collection. edit 25

Alidad Adores – Pippa Caley Embroidered Fabrics

This week Alidad Adores these textured and colourful fabrics from Pippa Caley. We love the elaborate organic forms, the delicate embroidery and the bright bursts of colour in these varied and interesting textiles. A really fun and unusual addition to any room! fabric 11 final fabric 6 final fabric 3 final
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Alidad Adores – English Brass & Steel Drinks Trolley with Swivelling Shelves, Guinevere

This week we absolutely love this sophisticated English Brass & Steel Drinks Trolley with Swivelling Shelves from Guinevere.

The curved geometry make it an enchanting piece to add to any drawing room and the swivel action shelves will definitely liven up cocktail hour! The rich colours of the brass and steel really compliment each other well and make a simple design into an elegant whole. We love it!table 2

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Introducing ‘Alidad Adores’ – This Week: English Tapestry, Julia Boston Antiques

Here at Alidad we are excited to announce we will be posting a weekly blog about what we love!

Be on the look out for interesting insights into what grabs our attention and excites us each week!

 

This week, Alidad Adores: English Tapestry

 

 

This English Mythological Tapestry from Julia Boston Antiques​. We love the composition of this 18th century tapestry and the exquisite scrollwork on the border – amazing something this old is in such excellent condition!

 

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The tapestry depicts Apollo at Vulcan’s forge, the moment when the god Apollo visits Vulcan and tells him his wife Venus is having an affair with Mars the god of war. Apollo is shown wearing a red toga turning towards Vulcan who is not seen but his anvil and tools are depicted in the bottom right hand side of the tapestry. Venus and Mars are seen to the left in an embrace. Apollo’s chariot is shown in the clouds above his head.

 

Woven in wools and silks from the series Venus and Vulcan, reduced in size. This tapestry has been cleaned and had minimal conservation it has been fully backed with linen.

 

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Rubens at the Royal Academy

One of us here at Alidad was lucky enough to visit the  ‘Rubens and His Legacy’ exhibition at the Royal Academy this weekend.

We love the sumptuous colours and rich textures of Rubens’ work. His ability to suffuse a canvas with dazzling jewel-like colours and dramatic movement is awe-inspiring and secures his place as one of Europe’s most famous and influential artists.

The exhibition featured not only impressive large scale works of Rubens but wonderful paintings by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Eugene Delacroix – none of which would look out of place in an Alidad home!

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Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Mrs Arthur Annesley, oil on canvas (Image: Bonhams.com)

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Mrs Arthur Annesley, oil on canvas (Image: Bonhams.com)

Lion Hunt, 1858, Eugène Delacroix, oil on canvas (Image: Mfa.org)

 

Lion Hunt, 1858, Eugène Delacroix, oil on canvas (Image: Mfa.org)

Evening Landscape with Timber Wagon, Peter Paul Rubens, oil on canvas (Image: commons.wikimedia.org)

 

Evening Landscape with Timber Wagon, Peter Paul Rubens, oil on canvas (Image: commons.wikimedia.org)

Buscot Park Photoshoot

Alidad is back at Buscot Park today attending a photoshoot for a new book London Creative.

Here are some highlights from behind the scenes.

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Beautiful Buscot Park, the location for today’s London Creative shoot

 

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Alidad behind the scenes

 

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Watts Of Westminster Celebrating 140 Years

Watts & Co. are celebrating 140 years of their company’s colourful and beautiful designs. The “Pattern Watts’ Architects Wallpaper, 1870 – Today” exhibition offers a rare peak inside this fifth generation family-run firm.

In the exhibition’s pamphlet a photograph of Alidad’s interior was used to demonstrate the truly beautiful velvets produced by Watts of Westminster.

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