For more than 25 years, our founder, James Perkins has followed in the footsteps of the grand tourists of the 18th and 19th Centuries, venturing to contemporary creative centres and antique lands to accumulate a collection of fine art and modern design, unrivalled in the UK.  

 

James and Sophie Perkins are renowned for creating the otherworldly interiors of the 17th century Palladian house, Aynhoe Park.   

 

Much of the house's character came from its one-of-a-kind collection of art and taxidermy, inspired by a combination of appreciation for classical artwork and sculpture, a love of innovation design and a very british sort of eccentricity. 

 

Under the title a modern grand tour, james and sophie are now curating a constantly evolving collection of fine art, antiques, and designing exclusive homeware, inviting you to embark on your own grand tour.