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We love everything we do from putting on shows and pop-ups to staging for The Modern House estate agency and sourcing for private clients and companies. Read on to see how we could help you too.

“Modern Shows® are a rare breed, very personable, very pragmatic and a great eye for design and detail. Their thoughtful, considered approach has really embellished our properties. It has been a joy working with them.” Nick Glendinning, Nest Development

Our staging/styling service

Speed up the process of selling with a mix of midcentury & modern styled by our founders former stylist and journalist Lucy Ryder Richardson and graphic designer Petra Curtis. A leap away from the showhome look, the dynamic duo mix iconic midcentury with cool contemporary from the latest designers to make your home stand out but still look loved and lived-in. All too often the pieces seen dressing new developments come in as freshmen with no patina or story to tell. We have access to early pieces from the likes of Eames, Cherner, Bertoia and Nelson with our own archive and contemporary at a discount. We are in contact with thousands of dealers and designers and have built a reputation over 15 years styling spaces and curating shows.

“Modern Shows dressing of our show house really helped to sell the property. The mix of midcentury modern furniture and contemporary design created an aspirational setting that allowed potential buyers to envisage themselves in the space and aspire to purchase.” Jonathan Rose – Delbanco, Meyer and Co.

The service is not super-expensive. While most clients go for the mid-range packages £9,000 up to £25,000, smaller one bedroom flats and houses start from as little as £5,000 plus VAT for a three month dressing with iconic pieces, books, sheets, throws, towels, soaps, smalls, quirky objects and paintings all included. Modern Shows’ staging service is cheaper than hiring the furniture directly from dealers and companies who stage using all modern pieces.

“Modern Shows arrived with great style and charm to create a wonderful and authentic space within our modern development in Barnsbury.” Robin and Susan Hodges

You can often achieve a hike in sale from the styling spend as a queue of interested buyers build up. By adding emotion to the setting you will see your property tug at the heartstrings. In America where staging is more established you would expect to pay more for this service.

Lucy and Petra work with architects new builds regularly for The Modern House estate agency. Other jobs include an office and dining room for Saatchi and Saatchi, office meeting room, reception and snug for Danish company Adform and dining and deli decor for Brindisa restaurants.

Contact
info@modernshows.com

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Our sourcing service

Round Robin

Looking to source particular pieces for your home, office or exhibition. With thousands of dealers and designers at our fingertips and a reputation built up over 15 years we can send a round robin email that will alert all of the dealers and designers on our mailing list to your list of sourcing needs for just £600 plus VAT and get them to contact you directly as soon as they have something you need in stock leaving you to do the haggling and organise the delivery etc.

Bespoke

If you would also like us to organise discounts, delivery, interior placement etc for a range of pieces we know will increase in value over a certain period we are happy to come to your home, office or gallery for a £200 plus VAT fee to see the interior and then work with budgets from £20,000 up contacting the dealers and designers we know directly that will achieve the best result for you and working with you to achieve a hand-picked list of investment pieces with integrity for 10% of the final cost of your budget. Because we usually get a discount of between 10 - 20% on midcentury and 30 to 40% on contemporary, rather than have to spend more by using Modern Shows as the middleman you are actually spending less and leaving us to do all the hard sourcing work.

Contact
lucy@modernshows.com