Check out what Lauder & Howard say in the Sydney Morning Herald here!

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To encourage homeowners with contemporary interiors to be more adventurous, Mark Howard and Leslie Lauder of Fremantle’s Lauder and Howard Antiques and Fine Art allow items to be test-driven in situ at a client’s home.

“A two-metre carved timber figure can stand alone like a unique sculpture within a large white space,” Lauder says. “One of our customers had a super-modern interior which she modified with an art deco buffet. On top of the right side she placed three figures including a tall painted timber-finish Nigerian mother holding a baby and on the left she stood a mask from the Congo. It looked fabulous.”

Lauder and Howard are also in favour of re-purposing: using a Chinese screen as a bedhead; hanging a vintage door as artwork or propping it decoratively against a wall; using a haberdashery cabinet in place of built-in kitchen joinery.

It’s not the use for which these pieces were originally intended, but it gives an interior more personality and proves the theory that opposites do attract.

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