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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.


  1. DeanFarris says:


    A beautiful post. The whole image exudes quality and style. Exactly what we are all searching for in our hearts and our souls.

    Good Work !

    Dean Farris *****

  2. Jake Woolf says:

    If anyone thinks the shirt color accenting the color of the plates wasn’t premeditated, then you obviously don’t know how awesome James Andrew is. (Awesome x Awesome) + Clothing = James Andrew

  3. DeanFarris says:

    I’ve always loved porcelain garniture sets…

  4. James Andrew says:


    As always Thank You! for all your wonderful feedback and support!



  5. Christian Fuchs says:

    Great outfit dear James, blue is your color!

  6. Marc de Paris says:

    This year I shall not buy any advent calender, WIJW will give me enough wonderful pictures.

    Thank you, Mr James Andrew, to be our Santa Claus.

  7. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Lieber James,

    Ich liebe blau-weisses Porzellan. Ich bin einverstanden mit Christian, blau steht Dir sehr gut!



  8. Lil´Lilly says:

    Lovely post darling!

  9. Lola Montes says:

    Me encanta, tu eres el experto siempre nos muestras cosas lindas y de buen gusto!

    gracias James!

    Un beso,


  10. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Ich liebe Deine Jacke! Blau ist meine Lieblingsfarbe!

    Liebe Grüsse,

    Deine Mara

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