About Desirable Designs

Desirable Designs specialises in fine examples of Art Deco and vintage designer jewellery,. I also sell antiques and 20th Century design. You can visit the 3000 sq.ft. Showroom and Warehouse at Unit 1a Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5RB, situated in a lovely rural location between Lingfield and Edenbridge. We are open by exclusive appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm, no appointment needed. 

I have dealt in Gothic Revival, Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco for 18 years, running The Design Gallery on The Green in Westerham with my husband John. We relocated to Edenbridge in 2019. 

As a former magazine editor, working on the staff of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Hello!, Country Living, and previously as a fashion writer and stylist on The Times and The Daily Express, I have also written five books. I wrote the Art Deco Furniture and Art Deco Ceramics chapters for Judith Miller’s book “20th Century Design”. 

Please telephone me on 07974322858 for an appointment or email: chrissie@desirabledesigns.co.uk.You are also welcome to offer me pieces you may have for sale. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Chrissie 

I have been a specialist dealer in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement for 18 years. I also have a passion for 20th Century jewellery and am privileged to represent Malcolm Appleby MBE, Britain’s leading silversmith-engraver. Originality and authenticity are vital to me. As a writer, I have a passion for history and research and have been fortunate to be a staff editor, writer and stylist at The Times, Hello!, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Country Living and The Daily Express, working as a fashion editor and health and beauty director.

Following a stint in television in Los Angeles, producing a series for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, I studied Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s Institute and met my husband, John. We opened The Design Gallery in Westerham, Kent and dealt in progressive design from 1850-1950 for 18 years. We have now moved The Design Gallery to a 3000 sq.ft. Showroom and Warehouse at Starborough Farm in Marsh Green, Edenbridge. Here you can find iconic examples of Arts & Crafts Movement and Art Deco furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, objets and jewellery. In 2016, we launched Period Designs at Decorex, a bespoke furniture service which has found many devotees amongst the interior design community and with our clients who are looking for fine quality, hand-crafted pieces.

The Art Deco Contemporary Collection includes 20 unique designs. We also work with clients to create their own signature furniture. I am now developing two social enterprises, Changemaker Today and Suffragette Woman, which will raise awareness and funds for important causes. These websites and Instagram pages will be launching in 2020. One of my proudest moments was securing £100,000 from Boots for a mass-participation that raised £1 million for The Royal Marsden Cancer Trust in year one and that continued for two more years.

Every day brings new ideas, exciting finds and incredible changemakers and culturemakers to connect with.

Here’s to the 21st Century!



Unit 1a Starborough Farm,
Starborough Road,
Marsh Green,
Kent TN8 5RB

Email: sales@designgallery.co.uk


Specialising in original Art Deco and Arts & Crafts Movement furniture, lighting and home accessories since 2002. The 3000 sq.ft.

Showroom and Warehouse is usually open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am-5pm.

Please call ahead on the day to check that someone is available (we are usually there) and to request the best route – currently there are roadworks/road closures and sometimes there is flooding. We advise not using Sat Nav to find us.

Unit 1b Starborough Farm,
Starborough Road,
Marsh Green,
Kent TN8 5RB

Email: sales@perioddesigns.com


Bespoke, hand-crafted furniture made the finest quality materials. We can work to your own designs using a wide range of veneers, colours, finishes and fabrics.

The Art Deco Contemporary Collection can also be adapted to your own requirements. Available to view as for The Design Gallery. Please call ahead on the day.