With an eye for detail and a love of colour and pattern, London-based Interior Designer, Henry Prideaux is known for combining classic and contemporary interior styles within a blend of old and new pieces to create authentic spaces that emphasise the original character of a property. Following a successful career working at some of the industry’s most renowned design practices including Nicky Haslam’s NH Design, and Harrods Interior Design Studio, Henry Prideaux Interior Design was established in 2014 to provide a personalised interior design service for private residential and boutique commercial clients.


Here Henry Prideaux picks his five favourite lots from the upcoming Design Since 1860 auction that will take place on Wednesday 14 September.


Lot 7: Attributed to Liberty and Co, Pair of ladder back side chairs, late 19th/ early 20th century


"There is an elegant simplicity to these and being a pair would sit perfectly on either side of a console table in an entrance hall.

They are humble yet beautifully made"


Lot 71: THE ANDREW WEAVING COLLECTION, Gerard de Witt (1884-1976) for Fulham Pottery, 'Coralie' Flower vase with fluted rim and graduated stem holder, circa 1940


"Any white accessories look so sophisticated in an interior and I love the shape of this adding texture and height to any display.

There are lots of similarly striking vases it is hard to just pick one!"



Lot 125: Manner of Jacques Adnet, Art Deco limed oak kneehole desk, circa 1930


"With working from home after the last two years being ever popular, having the ideal station to work at is imperative and this provides just that.

Lots of storage and an unfussy design make working from home easier"


Lot 186: R.W Toothill, Pair of lounge chairs, circa 1960


"Pairs of chairs like this in a living room are ideal to break up heavier sofas that may also be present.

The soft curve on the front of the arm makes for a pleasing place to put your hands and the airiness of the frame makes them visually less heavy"


Lot 220: Manner of Maison Jansen, French marble top coffee table, circa 1960/70


"This is a fantastic example of a well-designed coffee table.

The cut-off corners ease access around it and the knuckle joints add interest in their contrasting metal finish colour"


 You can find Henry Prideaux on @henryprideauxinteriordesign