Upcycling An Industrial Look: The Making Of Metropolis
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Sometimes inspiration strikes as soon as you set eyes on a piece, at other times you flail around hoping that an idea will form as you begin the upcycling process.  In the case of this sweet French 19th century cabinet with lockable drawers, … Read More

Napoleon Rockefeller  Visits The Decorative Fair January 2016 
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This year we’ve picked some of our favourite exhibitors from the fantastic ‘must-go-to’ event (on three times a year) for all interior design and home decor aficionados, The Decorative Fair in Battersea Park. Showcasing some truly fantastic antiques and curiosities, from vintage factory clocks and mannequins to beautiful antique French painted furniture … Read More

Bespoke & Commissioned Pieces
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YESTERDAY.  TOMORROW. The art of painted furniture… Napoleon Rockefeller is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of vintage retro and antique furniture, and we’re also passionate about invigorating and re-inventing those out of date unloved pieces that otherwise would be all too … Read More

Little Edwardian Brown Desk
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Introducing my latest painting project…a unique vintage brown mahogany desk on castors in an (mostly) unloved shade of brown.   My first thought was how to make the most of the shape and character of this piece…what colours to go … Read More

A Fine Victorian Bookcase
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Painting is a passion, but it’s always more pleasurable when you’re commissioned to work on a piece that has fine form even in its naked unpainted state. And this handsome Victorian bookcase in rich brown mahogany was one of those examples. … Read More