I’m often quizzed about where I source my reclaimed or antique treasures from, either for my own projects or for clients. Having lived in Suffolk for over 20 years now, I’ve discovered a few special places that I’m usually found lurking around!
Dix Sept Antiques- Framlingham
Sophie and Michel are neighbours of mine in the market town of Framlingham. They both have a well-trained eye for sourcing lovely antiques, especially 20th century furniture, and will often help me find particular pieces I need. www.dixseptantiques.bigcartel.com
In Da Cottage – Framlingham
Interior designer, Rob Wyn Yates and antiques dealer, Richard Atkinson, co-own In Da Cottage, a treasure trove of vintage finds, housed in the former timber-framed Framlingham fire station. I once bought a stool from them that inspired me when designing one for British Standard’s parent company, Plain English.
Mongers – Hingham, Norfolk
I was actually told about Mongers several years ago by a client of mine. Sam Coster sells everything from reclaimed flooring, sanitary ware and ironmongery, to pieces of timber and stone. Over the years, I’ve sourced quite a few sinks and taps from there, either for my personal projects or for showroom schemes.
Tower Reclaim – Stowmarket
James Webster and his wife travel around Suffolk, visiting dismantled buildings and collecting unwanted gems. James is particularly passionate about antique building materials and always has a wonderful collection of things at his reclamation yard, ready and waiting to be snapped up! www.tower-reclaim.co.uk