The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has caught the attention of reclamation stylista Sara Morel of Reclaimed Woman.
Sara Morel founder of Reclaimed Woman
With a decade of fashion experience. Morel grew her career from the Kering Group with their mission to help customers look and feel good while making a positive contribution to people and the planet. She has worked for Gucci, one of the world’s leading luxury brands and other leading retail authorities in fashion, lifestyle and reclamation. Now CEO of Salvo, the destination for architectural antiques and reclaimed interiors, and launching sister business, ethazon, a secret carbon conscious collection of vintage and eco things for people to dress for the world they want.
Sara says: "Because the examined life is worth living. Reclaimed Woman connects the choices we make for ourselves and our homes."
Posted on 28 September, 2021
Simon Wharton – a selection of chimney pieces
As the leaves start to fall, it’s time to feel again with a plethora of physical decorative antiques fairs in the diary.
The last eighteen months have been challenging, but thanks to an unwavering business drive, digital community (and sales!) the architectural salvage and decorative antiques industries will emerge stronger. Bath Decorative Antiques Fair will be an opportunity to see familiar faces, and new faces with more and more people on the lookout for personality pieces. If you are new to the antiques fair scene then Bath is a great one as it is both fiercely stylish and friendly.
Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has a special buzz about it, as returning exhibitor, Simon Wharton Antiques describes it, and the holiday atmosphere that charms anyone exhibiting or visiting the event. Here, Simon Wharton and Geraint Jones, co-founder of Greencore Design which is showing at Bath Decorative for the first time, share reasons to get excited for the next instalment.
Greencore Design – A fruitwood farm table
“Digital saved me during Covid,” says Simon, with antiques at a hand’s reach as people shopped from smartphones on their sofas, but “there’s no substitution for meeting people in the flesh.” People are excited to be handling things face to face again, and nothing awakens our senses like feeling the character and hearing the stories from the people that discovered these one-off pieces. Anecdotes include unforgettable fireplace rescue missions, where Simon recalls one particularly hilarious time, with the benefit of hindsight. “We had to let it down a ladder from the window” he describes, having survived being at the bottom as two guys with a combined age of 160 lowered the ropes on a fireplace travelling towards him.