If you have been reading this blog for a while – who am I kidding – if you’ve read at least five posts then you know that I tend to dream about all the beautiful design and décor I could have in my life if nailing walls was part of my lease or if a nifty design trust fund was a part of my life.
My latest daydream comes in the form of Millers Antiques, sole importers of French and English style reproduction furniture.
Though the store has been around since the 1950s, it has evolved with every generation. The current generation, run by Carmit Bamberger – who took over from her father two years ago – puts great emphasis on custom once-off pieces.
The English Classic Range pays homage to Millers’ long history of importing English antique Victorian furniture and the French Provincial range is inspired by the new age trend of painted furniture.
Everything that is done today is an extension of her grandfather’s ethos that: “the customer is paramount and quality and service are the spine and heart of the business”
I am in love with the idea that all the furniture on the shop floor is unfinished, that customers are able and are encouraged to customise their purchases be it through fabric, finishes or paint; all of which takes an already beautiful piece and makes it personal. As a design enthusiast, I am certain that (aside from my stacks of books) the only thing I will leave future generations as heirlooms will be pieces of vintage clothes or antique furniture and I hope one of the pieces will be a rare piece that will be representative of my classic yet very ‘rock and roll’ style.
That’s Millers Antiques in a nutshell, be sure to keep an eye out for my chat with Carmit on all things furniture, design and décor and a few of her ultimate favourite Miller’s pieces. Blog post coming soon!
- Indoor Decor