The Suffolk cottage by interior designers Benedict Foley and Daniel Slowik with items from the upcoming Cheffins sale.
Slowik, an interior designer who previously spent two decades at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, recently set up his own eponymous practice while Foley is an interior designer and merchant.
The couple live in a cottage in Dedham Vale in Suffolk and selected items from the upcoming Cheffins sale have been photographed at their home as part of a promotion for the auction.
Foley said: ‘These beautiful images were shot at our home in the Dedham Vale, they are normally filled with items we have collected at auctions over the years including a lot of Cheffins so it was very fun to curate a selection of the things we love from this sale alongside some of our own kits.
“The house is a modest but charming early 19th century cottage. Originally it was a place where we escaped for the weekends. So we never spent a lot of time or money on building work – the plan was always to create a place that was nice ASAP!
“The uniqueness of the items being auctioned is something we find really exciting, it gives meaning to a place, everything you see here was done in a single day, and while we knew a lot of was going to be offered for sale, we felt that the result was perfectly at home!”
The Cheffins Fine sale takes place on December 8 and 9, and tips and information from Slowik and Foley can be found on the Cheffins website.
A number of auction houses have worked with interior designers to promote sales. Christie’s and Sotheby’s regularly team up with well-known names while Dreweatts and Fellows have hosted events with interior decorators and designers.