Interior of the Week- Retrouvius


A beautiful Country Farmhouse redesigned by London based design practice Retrouvius. You’ll find many of their design projects on the front covers of home and decoration magazines. They also have a fabulous warehouse full of reclaimed materials and furniture, definitely worth a look!

Images from Retrouvius.






Before and After: Edwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair

Project 9: Edwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair.

I bought this whilst on a weekend trip to Devon. I haven’t seen anything quite like it, it’s very low sitting and the back goes back so you could just drift off to sleep by the fire…

Edwardian Elbow Rest Chair

It needed a bit of a clean up and I couldn’t wait to get searching for new fabrics for the upholstery! I actually surprised myself because I picked out a rather glitzy fabric from Harlequin.

Usually I tend to go for the more earthy colours, leaning towards the scandinavian style but for some reason I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for until I saw this beautiful fabric from Harlequin and thought you know what, why not try something different eh? So I enlisted a local upholsterer and here is the final product. LOVE IT!

Edwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair

Edwardian Elbow Rest Library ChairEdwardian Elbow Rest Library ChairEdwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair

You can now buy this item on our online shop!

Furniture Update

At the moment we have some great things for the bedroom if you’re up for a spring clean:

Chest of Drawers

Super chest of drawers and a great selection of mirrors.

The chest of drawers is painted in Farrow and Ball Pitch Black estate eggshell.  A great dramatic piece for the bedroom. We’ve now only got one of these Art Deco style chairs left, you can also view it here.

We have a lovely gentleman’s wardrobe with a painted vertical line detail down the front.

Gentleman's Cabinet

Brilliant Space inside!

Brilliant Space inside!

There are only 3 left of these ex- library index cabinets, great as side tables.

Perching Post Side tablesYou can view more information on the side tables here.

Hopefully we will have some more cabinet’s coming in the next few weeks. If you like any of these items please contact Anna: annasparshatt (at)

Before and After: Gentleman’s Wardrobe

Project 7

A lovely gentleman’s wardrobe made by the furniture company Stag which has been making this sort of furniture from the 1950’s, sadly the company have stopped trading. This is from their Stag “C” Range (circa 1960) design inspired by John and Sylvia Reid.

I really love the look of this wardrobe; the simple shape, the long indent for the door handle and the lovely legs.  It’s actually in pretty good shape just a few scratches, however as with any before and after it needs a little bit of make up to freshen it up.

Here is the before shot:


The wood has a lovely warm glow to it so it would be a shame to paint over that. Instead I decided to add some stripped detailing and a few coats of wax to shine it up. Here is the transformation:

Gentleman's Wardrobe made by Stag Furniture.  On sale at The Perching Post:

I think it looks rather stunning now, what do you think?

It’s on sale at £320


Height: 122.5 cm

Width: 76 cm

Depth: 55.5 cm

If you are interested in purchasing this item or similar please contact Anna:

Spruced Up Chippy Heath

Here’s the before pic:

Telephone table- Chippy Heath

Telephone table- Chippy Heath

and after sanding, filling, priming and painting, this is the finished piece:


Would look great in the bedroom having your morning cup of coffee reading the paper or…

  … it could be a laptop table?

It’s on sale at £300


Height: 67cm

Width: 86cm

Depth: 43cm

If you are interested in purchasing this item or similar please contact Anna:

Bedside Cabinets

Project 6: Bedside Cabinets

I found two more smaller ex-library index cabinets which I thought would make perfect bedside cabinets.  I ordered the steel hairpin legs and spray painted the legs in a matt gold finish.

Ex-library filing cabinets with steel hairpin legs

Bedside Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Bedside Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Great for hiding all your make-up and phone chargers, and there’s enough space on the top for a bedside lamp, thrilling book and glass of water or cup of tea- marvellous!


Length: 34.5cm

Depth: 40cm

Height: 54cm

Price: £180 each SOLD

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar please contact Anna:

Ex Library Index Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Project 5: Library Cabinet

I found this beautiful cabinet in an antiques shop and I had to have it!  It sat on my plan chest for a fair amount of time before I decided to put some hairpin legs on to it. It now makes a great sideboard to put all your bits and bobs in.  I ordered the hairpin legs from The Iron Mill and I couldn’t be happier.

Ex Library Index Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Ex Index Library cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Index Cabinet Sideboard with Steel Hairpin Legs.

Dimensions: Width: 84cm Depth: 40cm Height: 82cm

Price £550 SOLD

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar please contact Anna:

This item has now been sold.