Edward Hurst – An Antique Dealer And Interior Consultant
Edward Hurst has had a variety of shops and showrooms over his career. Edward is one of this generation’s pre-eminent antique dealers, with unerring taste and an exquisite ability for finding unusual and beautiful pieces. Stay with us and find out more about this Antique Dealer and Interior Consultant!
“There are four important things I look for before buying a piece: originality, condition, romance and crucially, good design.“
Edward Hurst has been dealing in antiques full time for 30 years and has been passionate about the subject since childhood.
The passage of time has always held a great fascination for the Antique Dealer and Interior Consultant, as within each piece there lies the possibility of time travel.
Over the last few years, Edward Hurst has been working on a great variety of projects balancing furniture, paintings, and objects to create harmonious spaces.
The Antique Dealer and Interior Consultant do not identify himself as an interior decorator, since he does not see this as its purpose and role. It is in finding furniture,rugs, lighting, fabrics, and objects that have a historical flair.
In the transformation of his own showroom, in Dorset, U.K, Edward has been equally sensitive and imaginative.
“Much of the work involved cleaning and scrubbing, getting the rat droppings out”.
In EdwardHurst‘s showroom in Dorset, a couple of smaller rooms lead through to the largest space, where you can look through the joists of the floor above up to the exposed beams of the ceiling. His office is a minimalist space with a four-meter-long kitchen table as a desk. The brick walls have been left as found, the layers of weathered paint create warmth and patina.
“The double-height room requires pieces with strength; it suits the baroque rather than the neoclassical.”
On the upper floor is a room that Edward Hurst describes as “very new territory”, with reclaimed pine boards used as panelling.
“I hope this is my final move; it’s the space I’m happiest in.”
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