At Decorum, we all have our own personal sense of style – something we see as a positive, as it helps to keep things interesting, and makes for a more eclectic working space.
While we each have our favourite brands, it is rare that we fall in love with the same item at the same time. So rare, in fact, that when we all stopped at once to admire fairground inspired signs by Argent & Sable, we knew we were on to a winner.
Argent & Sable – a husband- and wife-run business, drawing on the couple’s wealth of expertise and experience in interior design – first caught our eye whilst exploring Designjunction. In among the beautiful designs that encompassed the event, Argent & Sable, with its bright colours and abundance of lights, stood out to us, and we couldn’t help but be drawn in.
Personal favourites at Decorum HQ include ‘Lust,’ ‘Love’ and ‘Get Lucky’ – all signs that we would be happy to hang in our homes, or above our desks.
In order to truly capture the fairground effect, Argent & Sable create their pieces using traditional Colourman Paints, that have a nostalgic chalky quality, and a natural beeswax to seal the paint. The frames are an eclectic mix of antique/old ornate and bespoke, frames which are painted and distressed, each creating the perfect surround for these highly sought-after, individual and unique pieces of art.
Although it could be argued that these fairground signs are best suited for a game room or bar environment, we believe that – with the right accessories and accompanying furniture – they would be the perfect addition to any room, lending a feeling of whimsy and childish charm to even the most corporate of environments.
Vintage, fun and unique, we can’t get enough of each piece, and are considering taking the plunge… Now, where to hang it?