The brainchild of founder and owner Darren Peskett, Reginald Ballum was born from an inherent passion for building, decorating and making interiors look beautiful. Darren grew up idolising his grandad, who was a master decorator at Christ Hospital in Horsham, he taught him everything about decorating and nurtured a passion for refurbishing and renovating. Darren later moved into the building trade and found himself offering interior design and styling advice to the clients he was working for which led him to sourcing vintage and antique pieces for the projects he was working on to really add that unique and special finish to complete the job.
Gradually he found himself venturing further into this side of things and so it seemed a natural progression to branch out and focus more on supplying decorative antiques to a wider market, and so the hunt for a shop began!
83 Rowlands Road, a tired wine merchants store at the time, was found and the work began to transform it into the Aladdin’s cave of delights we live in today – lovingly restored and sympathetically renovated to its former historic glory, creating the perfect backdrop to launch Darren’s range.
Darren’s passion and knowledge of antiques is evident in the quality and variety stocked across the shops two floors, all personally sourced nationally and from across Europe. Every item has been renovated and curated with care, skilled craftsmanship and an eye for beauty to ensure that we only produce stunning quality high end pieces.
Think shabby chic meets industrial meets mid-century modern meets timeless classics, where the unique and unusual sit effortlessly alongside timeless period pieces, crafted from original and antique materials, and bespoke designs stand out in bold statements from the hidden depths of Worthing’s best kept secret.