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Max Rollitt

my parents have bought antiques over anything new in the furniture department as far back as i can remember. when i was younger i thought it quite fuddy duddy and would roll my eyes like any good teenager when they spoke about yellowwood dining room tables and cape dutch food cupboards. fortunately i grew up and came to cherish and appreciate these things, and it has certainly influenced what kind of pieces i would choose today.

which is why i’m quite taken with the portfolio of max rollitt, a dealer & restorer of antiques as well as a trained furniture¬†designer¬†& maker whose company also specializes in bespoke furniture and interior design. be sure to check out the inspiration section, which has a pretty rad click through collage feature.

whenever i see an antique chair i can’t help but think of parson’s pleasure by roald dahl. i’ve read it so many times, and strangely always root for the antique dealer – even though i know i shouldn’t. oh, the ending makes me cringe.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Jane Flanagan Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Absolutely incredible portfolio!! I’m so inspired!

  • Reply kate hart Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    oh.my.goodness. Both the yellow + teal couches are to die for. Gorgeous, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Anna Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    these are beautiful shots. can’t wait to peruse through them…

  • Reply garconniere Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    i adore all of these! especially the framed art photo.

  • Reply janine Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    thank you for sharing these, I love them. I’m currently moving into a flat but seeing as the lease doesn’t end on the house I rent with my friends till August I’ve got all summer to decorate :) I love finding inspiration like this. Brilliant colours, my favourite details are the red legs on the dining table and the dolls house. If only my flat had a fireplace like that…

  • Reply katiekathleen Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Oh how I love Roald Dahl – that is a great story, but it makes me cringe too!

  • Reply tams Friday 15 April, 2011 at 5:27 am

    you’re killing me here. dream couch. dream chair. carpet and on and on and on. love it all!

  • Reply Kristina Monday 18 April, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Wonderful pictures and such pretty furniture. I love vintage furniture, currently looking for an old, worn table and kitchen buffet! great inspiration!
    Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Anna Houser Tuesday 19 April, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    heh, how funny, just listening and loving some of your albums and i now find you loving the work of a family friend of ours, my mum and brother have all worked for Max, truly wonderful man, you should look at his son’s blog, he’s an illustrator equally talented!!

    http://laurierollitt.blogspot.com/

    really love your site :)
    x

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