But who wants to trawl for hours on eBay, hanging around for just the right time to hit the bid button? Or get up at the crack of dawn to find the best pieces at antiques markets up and down the country?
That’s where I can help. I’m Amy Eld, owner of Rock the Heirloom. Antiques rock my world, and I want to show you how you can mix them up with whatever you have in your home to create a relaxed, unorthodox and uniquely stylish look. Rock the Heirloom is a true reflection of my own style, and sells a carefully curated selection of beautiful, quirky and unique pieces that will make you smile.
I love mixing old and new items into interior schemes – why wouldn’t you put a vintage African JuJu hat on the wall or brighten up a corner of your sitting room with an original pillar-box-red Georgian post box? So what if you have some contemporary – ahem – flatpack foundation pieces? Accessorise them with an original 1950s lamp or add in a colourful reupholstered Victorian nursing chair, and you have yourself an individual and interesting interior.
I’m here to inspire and help, offering a treasure trove of lighting, soft furnishings and antique furniture, both online and from my showroom in Surrey. Should you not find that special piece that sparks serious joy, I also offer a sourcing service.
I’ve always had an eye for rearranging furniture to create new offbeat looks, happily pairing a quirky 1950s Italian genie bottle with a Victorian desk and a retro telephone for that eclectic feel. I have often found that friends who have inherited antique items but with no idea how to use them in their homes have come to me for advice on how to make their antiques look cool, blending them into their interiors alongside more trendy, modern pieces.
When my passion for old furniture and vintage objets d’art grew out of control (my husband had to ban me from bringing any more pieces into our house!), I decided to channel it into a business, which has evolved into Rock the Heirloom.