Join House & Garden at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street on 2 November for three talks about the world of art and interiors, affording an insight into the artworks and objects on view, from the auctions of Design and Rugs and Carpets. The three main talks of the day are:


9.45am How to light art
House & Garden
features director David Nicholls grills the doyenne of lighting design Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting about the intricacies of lighting artworks.

11.30am Decorating with antiques

House & Garden
 editor Hatta Byng and designer and art historian Virginia White give advice on the purchase and arrangement of art.

2pm Interior design in modern British artists' homes
House & Garden
retail editor Carole Annett talks with Sotheby's senior director of Modern & Post-War British Art, Frances Christie, giving a fascinating insight into the way artists live.

Each lecture costs £10, redeemable against part of the price of a sale catalogue, including refreshments. Readers can book lunch in Sotheby's café with a free glass of wine.


To book, send cash or a cheque payable to 'Sotheby's', with your name, address, email and phone number, to: Tildy Sturley, Sotheby's Interiors Day, House & Garden, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU.


There will also be Sotheby’s experts on hand throughout the day hosting 5 informal talks on 20th Century design, European antiques and oriental rugs:


10.45am What to look for when buying antique rugs and carpets

11am Scandinavian Design for modern day interiors

12.45pm What is fashionable in the present market

1.30pm Preview of Arts of Europe and Bernheimer Collection

3.15pm What to look for when buying antique rugs and carpets


For more information, call 0207152 3849 or email To book lunch, call 0207293 5077, quoting 'H&G open house'.