It’s impossible not to love to bright colour, pattern and happiness that Antipodream homewares can bring to a home. The brightness and colour work although eclectic and clashing – so many of the products work so well layered up together – throws, cushions, prints…
This exciting store curates a strong and vibrant mix of designers, artists and brands from Australia and New Zealand. It’s great that all these are now available in the UK.
We love bright colours and bold prints. Preferably together! Bringing you the very best of Australian and New Zealand design.
In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.
If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
In its short lifetime H&M Home has gone from strength to strength very quickly. Once a small concept department in larger clothing stores, now they have their own stand alone shops, and has become its own brand.
The growth in popularity has meant the range has increased, with more choice – every room in the house is covered. From bathroom accessories to bedding, cushions to tableware and everything in between H&M Home has a clear style and design ethos which runs throughout its collections.
Be sure to find on-trend home accessories from these guys at really great prices. Also keep your eyes out for new additions in lighting & furniture. You need to be quick though as they don’t hang around long.
Visit hm.com or take a trip to London Regent St and explore their newly opened flagship store.
Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP
This is a shop with a story…
The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…
The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.
I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!