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The Fabulous Focal Point

James Andrew at the Chinese Porcelain Company - photo Justin Williams

When creating a room, there are many factors to consider. Among these, producing a strong focal point is an absolute essential. If, say, there is a good fireplace in a room, then that becomes the focal point, and the room will revolve around that. If, on the other hand, there is not a fireplace, I will set myself toward creating a fabulous focal point from, perhaps, an important table, commode or cupboard, topped by a well chosen piece of sculpture or a collection of porcelain, and then, to further enhance the effect, a wonderful work of art on the wall behind or a magnificent mirror will go a long way toward finalizing a room.

5-piece blue and white garniture.

While visiting the uber chic Chinese Porcelain Company recently I was quite taken with the most fantastic grouping consisting of a brilliant Louis XIV console table, a large 17th Century 5-piece blue and white garniture, and on the wall, one of Scott McBee’s very handsome ocean liner paintings, the “SS Rafaello” – while these are unquestionably disparate pieces, I’m sure you’ll agree that together they produce a truly grand arrangement, and would create a stunning focal point for any fine interior.


SS Rafaello by Scott McBee


Louis XIV console table.

Do pay a visit to The Chinese Porcelain Company and see for yourself!

I’m sporting a smashing midnight blue velvet jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser blue and green cotton mini tartan shirt with contrast white collar and french cuffs, Charvet forest green and white silk retro print pocket square, vintage moon stone cuff links, Paul Smith black watch tartan wool pants, red alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, Gucci black suede and leather “Belgian loafer” inspired shoes, necklace with tartan pen knife and charms by Cartography and my fragrance is Creed Windsor.

Elegant Enlightenment

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I popped into the chic Chinese Porcelain Company to pick up an image of one of their abstract ink paintings to show to a client, and this stunning arrangement caught my eye – an elegant Buddha (with subduing mudra) resting on an Italian 18th century Louis XVI console and a monumental coromandel screen for a backdrop – Not only a highly refined aesthetic statement that would elevate any well designed interior, this elegant statue would certainly make for a powerful daily reminder of one’s own very best potential!

I’m sporting a white cotton pinstripe jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser shirt is cotton purple gingham, lavender Glenn plaid cotton pocket square is by Tom Ford, white Diesel jeans, black patent leather belt with silver leather trim and grommets and white loafers both by Gucci.

Porcelain Birds

Ever since I spotted a pair of Chinese porcelain cranes at the uber chic drawing room of Ann Getty’s Parish Hadley decorated San Francisco home I have been obsessed. Their graceful lines and gorgeous turquoise bases lend the most perfectly elegant quality to any interior. As you might imagine I was thrilled to come across this outstanding collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain cranes at the Chinese Porcelain Company. Also on display are a pair of beautiful 18th century Hawks. Of note are the gilt brackets supporting this fine grouping – a nod to Stephane Boudin of the legendary firm Maison Jansen who used similar brackets to great effect in the decoration of Leeds Castle for Lady Baillie. I think I may have the perfect spot for these gorgeous creatures!

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I’m wearing a minty aqua cotton Jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford shirt with french cuffs in pale blue cotton Glenn plaid, Charvet Paris retro print pocket square in pale sapphire blue and white silk, Seaman Schepps silver pearl cufflinks with pale blue sapphires, Hermes “blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle, khaki pants are Gucci, Dior silver leather sneakers and the delightful jack Russell, Oliver, at my feet.