September 27, 2023


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British Design: UK-Based Brands I Love

British Design: UK-Based Brands I Love

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There is just anything about British design and style, is not there? I’m far from an expert and of course it is not a monolith, but to me it is about color, pattern, coziness, and a specific unstudied effortlessness…rattan, chintz, and stripes…rich historical past, touches of whimsy, brown furniture…brass beds, scalloped lampshades… it is just everything I enjoy at the minute. My Instagram feed has slowly and gradually but absolutely been thoroughly taken about by British designers these times, and in the procedure I have begun turning into common with a lot of wonderful British style and design brands. Here are some favorites who I would like would hop throughout the pond and open merchants in NYC! 

Pooky Lights

I identified Pooky Lighting on Instagram by Louise Roe and I enjoy their stuff! They have lamps of all varieties as very well as a large wide range of patterned, scalloped, and pleated lampshades, so you can definitely blend and match and make a thing exceptional. The huge draw for me is that they have the only rechargeable lamps I feel I have ever located that I like. Rechargeable lamps are brilliant – for a bookshelf, a hallway, a facet table floating in the middle of a place, a mantel…just about wherever wherever you could possibly not have access to a plug or you never want the cords about. Why there are not quite a few far more good rechargeable lamps floating all over out there on the Net, I do not recognize. A gap in the sector, rife with opportunity! But in any case, Pooky is fantastic. I got their Phileas rechargeable lamp and matched it with just one of their product pleated lampshades, and I’m just so in love. It is specifically what I required in my hallway the place there are no plugs, and the petite dimension suits perfectly on my tiny antique bookshelf. 

Matilda Goad

Matilda Goad has this splendidly colourful, whimsical, quintessentially British model, and it is just joyful and pleasurable. She’s very best recognized for her signature scallop lampshades, but she also has tremendous pretty candles, pretty ceramic parts, vibrant planters, and significantly extra. I want I had have to have of an ice bucket because I severely enjoy this rainbow a person. 

Sarah K. Models

I am head in excess of heels in enjoy with Sarah K. Styles! They have the prettiest bedding and I simply cannot get ample of it – it’s best to blend and match. I obtained their pink ditsy cover and pillowcases and I Appreciate them. I’ve usually experienced a point for ditsy florals and so I jumped at these the moment I observed them (right after impatiently waiting around for months for them to come back in stock). Their bedding has revealed up on the beds of Louise Roe and Tessa Foley, two of my favs, and I’m happy to report it’s just as great in particular person as it looked online. It’s genuinely comfy and stunning, and the ruffles make me so satisfied! I have a US full size mattress and cover protect, and the United kingdom King suits properly. In addition to the wide wide variety of mattress linens – some patterned, some extra straightforward, some scalloped – they also have other house, bathtub, and eating goods that are just as fairly. 

Pentreath and Corridor

Certainly in love with this charming shop, started in 2008 by the tremendous gifted British designer Ben Pentreath and incredible attractive artist Bridie Hall. I was lucky sufficient to be equipped to stop by the shop when I was in London a million many years back and I am dying to go back again! It’s these a attractive very little put and takes place to be situated on the most charming hidden away avenue. Lately I last but not least splurged on his Ionic Column candlesticks – I’d been eyeing them for the longest time and I’m so happy I finally took the plunge. They’re even much more great in particular person than I was anticipating! They show up to be out of stock or just not on the web-site anymore, which is devastating, but they nevertheless have a good deal of other genuinely fairly candlesticks and coloured candles accessible. The Alphabet Brush Pots are a signature item and they also have a broad assortment of paper merchandise, lampshades, tableware, and even home furniture. I desire we experienced a retail store like this in the US! 

Candle Flair

I talked about Candle Flair in a recent post but just have to give them a different shout out. I Like their beautiful candles – the hues, the shapes…cannot get more than enough. 

Sharland England

This is Louise Roe’s homewares company so you know I’m a complete fangirl. She designed truly wonderful rattan parts with scallops and lots of charming minor information, and they are just so charming and functional. Every single home can gain from a touch of rattan! She’s also marketing antiques on the web page. Proper now there are a selection of antique wood chairs with cushions manufactured out of fairly materials from Uk favs like Soane Britain, Penny Morrison, Veere Grenney, and other folks. One or two of these chairs would incorporate so significantly character to any place. 

The Lacquer Enterprise

I’ve been obsessed with The Lacquer Company for a although now and the only explanation I haven’t but taken the plunge on just one of their signature Belles Rives trays is for the reason that I just can’t select a shade – they are all much too excellent! I have witnessed them in particular person at KRB and they’re just soaked in astounding lacquer color – definitely even more beautiful than predicted. They also have lamps, mirrors, furnishings, desk accessories and additional. 

Hum London

In recent several years I’ve uncovered the power of a striking lampshade, and Hum London is a good source. Started by two sisters during lockdown, Hum London does whimsical, colourful hand-painted lampshades in a wide variety of pleasurable, eye-catching models. Every single lampshade is one particular of a form and would insert these kinds of individuality to any lamp!  


No surprises listed here – I have develop into a large lover of Penny Morrison and Soane Britain, and hope to incorporate fabrics from these companies into my new apartment! I’m also thinking of applying Veere Grenney’s Folly on my dining chairs. It reminds me of a material my Mom utilised in our household expanding up and I really enjoy it!