Design with Timeless Treasures - Antiques In Toronto
Finding that perfect unique accent piece is often what inspires or sets a decorating project apart .
Owner Robert Warsh draws on his background with many of the world’s top auction houses, fine estates and over 25 years of working with original antiques to bring a rare selection of period lighting, tables, mirrors and decorative accent items to Department of Interiors.
“I try to provide the best examples of English and French antiques from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century art deco and mid-century modern periods and offer them without embellishment or alteration, preserving original character, patina and value”.
It is not enough for a piece to have heritage, it has to contain the best elements of scale , design and ultimately usability. Whether it is a 1920’s Murano glass chandelier, or a suite of art deco furniture, it has to be usable and not just a museum piece. “My hope is that for generations to come, our customers will mention that they discovered it at Department of Interiors.”
My focus is to reintroduce the importance of one of a kind pieces to a new generation, to take the stuffiness out of antiques and show how they can personalize a space. Juxtaposing different eras creates exciting contrasts that help my clients move beyond cookie-cutter design... It puts their signature on a home.Robert Warsh