“All my life I have been surrounded by antiques. I’m a third generation collector, both my mother and maternal grandmother were avid collectors too. As I child, we would make a pilgrimage to antiques fairs at the weekends to rummage for treasures. Vintage and antique pieces are often beautifully made with exquisite attention to detail. They have such history and deserve to be cherished. Of course, they have the added benefit of being sustainable too! I love to pepper antique finds around my home with quality contemporary pieces which I will be able to pass to my daughter, along with a passion for collecting!”
– Dorcas Jamieson
I am so thrilled to introduce you to Dorcas Jamieson in this At Home With Style Series. Founder of Lineage London, Dorcas carefully sources, edits and presents the most glorious vintage and antique treasures for the home.
It is easy to lose track of time when you visit Lineage London’s page on Instagram. A visual delight, Dorcas curates her beautiful objects alongside those of both inspirational and aspirational images from interior designers and tastemakers. Dorcas possesses a great flair for photography, flower arranging and styling and I am certain you will be inspired and delighted with our interview.
Scalloped shell wall pockets sourced and styled by Dorcas
Describe your personal design style in 3 words?
Eclectic, classic and ever evolving.
Classic but fresh, Dorcas breaths life into this vintage striking Wedgewood Jasperwear vase
Favourite room in your home?
I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen. It’s open plan and merges with our dining room and garden room at the back of the house. It’s filled with light and I work at the kitchen table, always with a diptique candle burning and a vintage vase filled with fresh flowers. I love to cook and am never happier than when pottering around in the kitchen trying out new ingredients or whipping up a favourite recipe.
Spring in a picture…
What inspires you?
I’m a very visual person and my attention is often grabbed by images I see on Pinterest, Instagram and in magazines. I might take note of snippet from one photo, a colour combination perhaps, and an idea from another, such as a gallery wall arrangement or shelf styling. We are keen to update our kitchen at the moment with antique brass fixtures and fittings, a new bracketed shelf and tongue and groove so I’m particularly drawn to kitchen companies such as deVOL and Plain English.
Pink perfection in the home Dorcas’s mother, a Portugese townhouse in the Algarve. Timeless simplicity and the the most beautiful hand painted headboards
Your greatest home extravagance?
My home is always filled with vintage vases and decorative pieces for my business which means I am forever changing the decor on side tables and mantle pieces.
I am a great lover of flowers and would fill every one of my vases with freshly arranged frothy bouquets each week if I could.
Beautifully arranged seasonal flowers in this eye catching pastel vase
What is on your wish list?
I am also always on the look out for a Fulham Pottery Constance Spry mantel vase ~ the holy grail for vintage ceramic collectors!
Twin handed SylvaC mantle vase looking so chic with a sweet scented potted lilac hyacinth
Your favourite interior designer (if you have one!) / interior influencer?
The list is long and exhaustive but at the core are projects by interior designer Laura Stephens and I love the casual opulence of Skye Mcalpine. I’m very taken with the chintz and florals of Flora Soames and the subdued yet striking palette of Alice Grace. I’m an avid follower of Paula of Hill House Vintage too. Although I live in London, I’m a country girl at heart.
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