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Eclectic Elegance at H. M. Luther

James Andrew at the H. M. Luther gallery - photo by Justin Williams.

My decorating style has been described as eclectic, and as you might know I have a penchant for mixing traditional and contemporary elements when creating that perfect touch of upscale elegance. Needless to say, I’m always thrilled to find a gallery that shares my aesthetic! One such gallery is the highly esteemed H.M. Luther. They always have an exhilarating mix of contemporary and antique objects, and with an eye for the unusual—they describe their taste as one that “favors the atypical and particular”— you can see why I might champion them. In operation since 1947, they’ve been bringing their clients a highly curated selection of furniture and exceptional objects of interest from the seventeenth through to the twentieth century.

Coffee table designed by Alexander Gerard.

On my last visit to H.M. Luther, I was quite taken by several pieces including a pair of William Haines Hostess chairs covered in ivory kidskin, a rare and possibly unique coffee table designed by Alexander Gerard, a superb set of 3 sapphire blue glass tear drop vases by Per Lutken, and a regal 19th century English painted cast iron sculpture of a talbot passant all of which I can’t wait to incorporate into my latest projects. Do make a point to visit H. M. Luther often, you’ll be sure to find objects to pique one’s imagination.

William Haines Hostess chairs covered in ivory kidskin.

I am wearing a charcoal tweed tyrolean suit and feather weight purple cashmere turtleneck sweater both by Gucci, wool and silk scarf by Etro, aubergine suede “Eton” boot by Yves Saint Laurent, pale blue peccary gloves by Sermoneta, bad cop sunglasses by Dior and my fragrance is Creed Aventus – portrait by Justin Williams


  1. s.h.i.m.a.i says:

    James, Just came across your ‘Oh-so-stylish’ blog! Truly inspiring..

    Great photograph…love, love, looovvve what you’re wearing..especially the silk scarf with its incomparable pattern & tweed suit!

    and, this article, was certainly a great read!..H.M. Luther really is the showroom of one’s dreams, isn’t it? What a fab resource for period furnitures!


  2. Dean says:


    Definitely a dealer made for you!


  3. grey hustle says:

    pure coolness

  4. annie says:

    Fabulous! I don’t know which I like better ~ that amazing Alexander Gerard cocktail table or your super chic ensemble!! xox ~ Annie

  5. LOVE the scarf, anything ETRO for that matter. Also loving that sculpture of the dog!

  6. James Andrew says:

    Hello s.h.i.m.a.i,

    So happy to hear you are enjoying what we are sharing here and perhaps even finding a bit of inspiration.

    We look forward to your continued support and comments.



  7. H.M. Luther is one of my favorite shops! And that hound in the first photo is truly fabulous.

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