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Selling a property? Our 2 to 3 month staging service is now in its sixth year where we create an aspirational setting with iconic midcentury furniture, antiques, art, textiles, stand out storytelling pieces and contemporary design and leave you with it for as long as it takes you to bag your best offer.

This month we add two additional services:

Choose between a visit with a socially distance walk around and 2 hour chat followed by a to do list and Pinterest board for £850 plus VAT.

Or send us your photos and floorplan via email and we will give you some top tips via email and follow up zoom call for £450 plus VAT.

If you then decide you would rather go the whole hog with a full 2 to 3 month staging we take the original charge off the new total. While our styling service has had fantastic feedback from developers and customers, our new services widen the remit helping people who would rather do it themselves make their property match-fit for sale with experience gained from six years working with developers and customers of The Modern House, their new site Inigo as well as Foxtons and Mr and Mrs Clarke.

Email lucy@modernshows.com and check out our Property Staging page

Diary Date

Sworders’ Two Day Design sale on Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 May is a must for design lovers with Day One focusing on Art Deco and Arts and Crafts and Day Two looking at the rest of the Twentieth Century.

We have our eye on a Frank Brangwyn sideboard from the estate of Fiona MacCarthy who was married to Sheffield-based designer David Mellor (lots 85-93) and have been busily scanning the fifty lots of studio ceramics from the collection of Trevor Coldrey, who ran the Harlequin Gallery in South London (lots 258-310).

So many beautiful pieces from Paolo Buffa, Max Ingrand, Hans Wegner, Niels Otto Møller, Ico Parisi, Dieter Rams, Pierre Paulin and Dikran Khoubesserian as well as contemporary furniture by the Gabbertas Studio. Favourite lots include the Max Ingrand for FontanaArte ‘Model 1748’ ceiling light, (lot 607) and outdoor bronze by the Italian sculptor Elio Garis (lot 582) as well as two pieces of Pablo Picasso Madoura pottery (lots 535 and 536).


Check it out online or book an appointment for a viewing in Stansted Mountfitchet over the first May Bank Holiday weekend. There is also a Design Sale

Auction Details

Find Sworders on The Modern Marketplace here

"I got a sale on the first day"

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Or try a one off combined insta post and story mention linking directly to your instagram and website for £100 plus VAT. Open to architects, photographers, dealers and designers this is a great way to dip in and dip out as the mood takes you, tapping into our audience of design lovers when you have a shop launch, auction, house sale or event in the offing.

Need more info about becoming a part of our Modern Marketplace family?

Contact lucy@modernshows.com