News & Events

  • Jean-Claude Ciancimino

    It is with great regret that I have to announce the sad but peaceful death of Jean-Claude Ciancimino.  A key figure of the Pimlico Road, he will be greatly missed by us all.  We send our deepest sympathy to Sylvia and all the family.

  • Summer Newsletter – July 23rd

    Summer is in full swing. The sun has seemed to be shining for ever and The Pimlico Road is looking marvellous.

    We had a splended Private View Summer Event at the end of June to thank all our clients, old and new. The doors were flung open wide for all those lucky enough to receive an invitation to view the new products from the Designers, the recent finds and discoveries at the Art and Antique Galleries , the new gifts and accesories with the retailers, not forgetting the new foods and delicious confections with or local eateries. All in all a most enjoyable evening.

    Whilst London gradually empties with the onset of August buisness continues in our little village enclave. I spent a very pleasant afternoon seeing what every one has to offer.

    Luke Irwin’s double showroom is looking splended. One window held a beautifully simple large rug with a design of grass fronds in neutral grays on a cream ground. In front of this sat an extremely elegant bench formed from an highly polished tree trunk, split lenghtways, supported by two square hoops of polished chrome.

    Patrick Jefferson has a magnificent pair of 18th century, architectural, white and parcel gilded picture frames now set with mirror plates from Croome Court. If enormous looking glass’s are on your shopping list look no further.

    Michael Reeves has an Oriental themed look at the moment with a Chinese lattice screen, a variety of ceramics and sculptures and his stylish collection of linen covered sofas and chairs in pale pastel colours, perfect for a summer look. In the far corner I spied a beautifully shaped dried tree, painted white.

    Will Fisher at Jamb, always eclectic and full of surprises has a large skeleton of an horse proudly standing in his window.

    Gabriel Bernardi at Coote Bernardi has branched out with a wonderful array of new accesories. Elegant new shelf units now display stylish crystal glass ware, porcelain dinner services and other tempting items for the dining table or drawing room.

    Linley continues to re-invent its look. Their latest window has a glamorous display of complimentary items in tones of blacks,grays and whites. Backed by a gorgeous marquetry screen depicting architectural highlights of the city of London are beautiful boxes, frames and other accesories floating on perspex stands.

    Hilary Batstone has a delghtful collection of painted,continental country furniture in pale creams, ivory and earth tones; commodes,chairs and tables complimented by her quirky mix of 20th Century Design items.

    Just around the corner in Lower Sloane Street is Potterton Books, They continue to inspire me not only with their excellant range of design related books but by the variety of exhibitions, talks and book launches that the team holds every month. May I recommend you follow their activities more closely.

    Last week, on a beautiful balmy evening, I took some dear American friends for dinner at Caraffini. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside on their covered pavement area and delighted in a delicious meal, a perfect Scicilian Rose` and the pleasure of watching the world go by. We all met a variety of friends coming to dine or just passing by. A lovely way to enjoy the area and a reminder of the International reach thet we all enjoy in and around the Pimlico Road.

    When are you planning your next visit?

    Regards and best wishes, Mark Boyce.

  • Newsletter – May 6th

    Have you seen our new Taxi yet?

    Spring is at last here to stay and in a couple of weeks The Chelsea Flower Show will open its gates to the hordes of garden enthusiasts. So this month what seems most appropriate is a garden themed stroll around the Pimlico Road.This afternoon, in glorious sunshine, I ambled around these pleasant streets and chatted to friends along the pavements, inside the shops and galleries and over a refreshing cup of tea at Daylesford. Lots to report.

    We admired at LINLEY a very stylish collection of garden furniture in pale beech with elegant loose cushions in a light french blue cloth. Extremely comfortable to. FBC Interiors have a window full of unusual vases. I particularly liked the cut glass bowls on wooden stands. In complete contrast are chunky stoneware vases with black textured glazes, almost sculptures more than a container for cut flowers.

    Across the road in the window of Plus One Gallery are two charming paintings on a garden theme. One, a cottage gate surrounded by a multiplicity of wild flowers, the other a proud, strutting cockerel in a garden setting. Both painted in a hyper realist technique disconcertingly photographic in appearance. In an opposing style at John Adams Fine Art ,totally abstract paintings, in bold colours, burst into a flowering of painterly brush strokes.Mark Ransom continues to exhibit large photographs. Particularly eye catching is one of Faye Dunaway lounging by a swimming pool with newspapers scattered at her feet.

    If you have a beautiful summer house or elegant logia in need of the perfect set of chairs look no further than Humphrey Carrasco. In there very elegant, sparcely furnished show rooms I spied an amazing set of eight x-framed chairs with low spindle packs.A wonderful earthy red colour, dating from the early 19th century. If, whilst sitting in such splendour, you may feel a slight chill, almost next door the Biggest Blanket Company has some beautiful new cashmere or angora blankets in rich spring hues as well as sumptuous shawls.

    Not quite for the garden but bringing the garden indoors, Joanna Wood has some charming lampshades, some in printed card , some in printed fabric, decorated with flowers or butterflies, or toille de jouey vignets of garden scenes.

    Returning out doors, if you are on your way to The Chelsea Flower Show or visiting a beautiful garden, park or country landscape you may like to equip yourself with a delicious hamper courtesy of Daylesford. They can cater for any number of companions. For those of you with a sweet tooth you may also want to stock up with wonderful cakes and chocolates from William Curlly. They also make a perfect gift if visiting friends for dinner.

    You may have noticed three empty shops at present. Nicholas Gifford-Mead is now dealing from home and his wharehouse. Zuber has moved just across the road and Hush Health Spa have moved on to pastures new. Several people have asked me about there availability. You may make enquiries direct to the Grosvenor Estate and ask for Euan Milne. The Zuber, Hush and pop up Marc De Berney shops are due for redevelopment by Grosvenor.

    Do come and see for yourselves the diverse array of products available in our ever enjoyable corner of Belgarvia.

    Regards. Mark Boyce.