“Fascinating. Intriguing. Beguiling.” These were the 3 words used by luxury lifestyle magazine The Resident to describe our newly opened flagship in London when they visited us at Bluebird last autumn. One year on, we were delighted to host one of our signature Gentlemen’s Evenings recently as part of our flagship’s first birthday celebrations, with Resident magazine in attendance. Hosting an eclectic crowd of around 100 guests, it was a chance for gents and ladies alike to celebrate the more stylish side of life.
Brands such as Benson & Clegg, Harrys of London, and other boutique names came together under one roof to share their latest offerings in the inspiring surrounds of our Bluebird gallery on the King’s Road, which to quote Resident again, “is not so much a design showroom as an eccentric curation of curios that somehow meld together to create a uniquely irreverent yet classic British style.”
With fellow style-makers focusing on the modern stylish gentleman, there were memorable experiences awaiting our guests at every turn, each one set within a distinctive Timothy Oulton styled scene.
In our elegant Metro-themed corner, Benson & Clegg offered bespoke tailoring, creating the impeccable English wardrobe from a choice of exquisite fabrics displayed on the Iceberg dining table. Ties, cufflinks and other finishing touches captivated attention in a myriad of colours, echoing Timothy Oulton’s vibrant Studio sofa in Acid Jungle velvet, where guests sat and perused the possibilities on display.
British watchmakers Fears showcased their splendid heritage timepieces on the classically styled Georgian Architectural dining table, while the Newport sofa in rich Destroyed Raw leather provided a comfortable spot for some cognac tasting from Hennessy.
The Axel console and mirror in salvaged boat wood and iron offered a rustic setting to experience a traditional men’s grooming session from Truefitt & Hill, who pride themselves on being the oldest barbershop in the world. The barber’s chair beckoned and some of the gents indulged in a trim while others explored the luxuriously scented grooming products including Spanish Leather, Sandalwood, and Rose.
Guests enjoyed cheese from an abundant display on the Causeway dining table and sipped wine as they made their way through the gallery and explored the sensorial surrounds. Sinking into epic feather-filled sofas from the Noble Souls collection, guests were introduced to the rails of vintage-inspired attire from men’s clothing brand Marmaduke, offering quintessentially British design with a little eccentricity – much like Timothy Oulton. Completing the outfits, Harrys of London shoemakers displayed their handmade footwear atop the rugged reclaimed timber of the English Beam coffee table.
All the while, Timothy Oulton’s brand ambassadors conjured 3D virtual room plans that helped guests visualise Timothy Oulton pieces in their homes, a free service available in the store.
It had been an evening replete with warm hospitality, stylish interiors, fashion, and lifestyle, and one which we hope had once again fascinated, intrigued and beguiled our guests.
Timothy Oulton Bluebird regularly holds events for its clients and partners, and we’d love to see you anytime, so please drop in for your own experience, and let us help you infuse your life with a touch more style. You can contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org, sign up to follow our social channels, or just drop in for a visit – we’d love to see you soon.