About Taylor Smith

 Ashton Taylor-Smith trained at the Central School, where he achieved a BA in Theatrical Design, and History of Art. After working as a theatrical and interior designer, based in London, Ashton decided to relocate back to his home town of Westerham. A working studio became a gallery, and in the summer of 1985, Taylor Smith was opened. Whilst continuing his work in the theatre, and interior design, the gallery reflected a new and fresh approach to the selling of antiques, with a strong emphasis on design. For the last two decades, Taylor-Smith has built up a reputation for dealing in high quality, and desirable piece's, for an appreciative client list. In tandem, Ashton's design work has grown, both for private clients and high end developers. The latter has seen him working within the extremes of design, from that of the master of minimalist design, John Paulson, to historical projects, and the National trust. His work can be seen at Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill. In the summer of 2008, the Taylor-Smith gallery under went a complete refurbishment giving a strong contemporary look, which reflects a new, and ever changing approach to Antiques, and Design.