British Design: UK-Based Brands I Love

Rick Magliano

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There’s just a thing about British layout, is not there? I’m much from an qualified and of course it is not a monolith, but to me it’s about color, pattern, coziness, and a specific unstudied effortlessness…rattan, chintz, and stripes…rich history, touches of whimsy, brown furniture…brass beds, scalloped lampshades… it’s just anything I really like at the minute. My Instagram feed has slowly but surely but surely been totally taken above by British designers these days, and in the approach I’ve started turning into common with a good deal of wonderful British layout models. Right here are some favorites who I desire would hop across the pond and open up merchants in NYC! 

Pooky Lighting

I found out Pooky Lights on Instagram as a result of Louise Roe and I like their things! They have lamps of all sorts as well as a substantial range of patterned, scalloped, and pleated lampshades, so you can really blend and match and make anything distinctive. The significant draw for me is that they have the only rechargeable lamps I consider I have at any time identified that I like. Rechargeable lamps are brilliant – for a bookshelf, a hallway, a aspect desk floating in the center of a space, a mantel…just about everywhere wherever you may well not have accessibility to a plug or you do not want the cords about. Why there are not numerous additional awesome rechargeable lamps floating about out there on the World wide web, I do not realize. A gap in the industry, rife with chance! But in any case, Pooky is fantastic. I bought their Phileas rechargeable lamp and matched it with one of their cream pleated lampshades, and I’m just so in really like. It is just what I required in my hallway in which there are no plugs, and the petite dimension fits flawlessly on my tiny antique bookshelf. 

Matilda Goad

Matilda Goad has this splendidly vibrant, whimsical, quintessentially British design, and it’s just happy and entertaining. She’s most effective known for her signature scallop lampshades, but she also has tremendous very candles, charming ceramic parts, vibrant planters, and a lot more. I wish I experienced will need of an ice bucket since I severely enjoy this rainbow 1. 

Sarah K. Types

I am head over heels in adore with Sarah K. Types! They have the prettiest bedding and I just can’t get more than enough of it – it’s perfect to mix and match. I ordered their pink ditsy quilt and pillowcases and I Enjoy them. I have generally experienced a point for ditsy florals and so I jumped at these the moment I observed them (after impatiently waiting for months for them to arrive back in inventory). Their bedding has demonstrated up on the beds of Louise Roe and Tessa Foley, two of my favs, and I’m pleased to report it’s just as fantastic in man or woman as it appeared on line. It is truly comfy and lovely, and the ruffles make me so satisfied! I have a US full measurement mattress and duvet include, and the British isles King matches correctly. In addition to the huge wide variety of mattress linens – some patterned, some far more simple, some scalloped – they also have other household, tub, and dining goods that are just as very. 

Pentreath and Hall

Definitely in love with this charming shop, launched in 2008 by the tremendous talented British designer Ben Pentreath and awesome ornamental artist Bridie Corridor. I was fortunate enough to be able to check out the shop when I was in London a million years in the past and I am dying to go again! It is such a attractive very little put and takes place to be situated on the most charming concealed absent street. Recently I at last splurged on his Ionic Column candlesticks – I’d been eyeing them for the longest time and I’m so glad I ultimately took the plunge. They’re even more superb in particular person than I was expecting! They seem to be out of inventory or just not on the web page anymore, which is devastating, but they continue to have a good deal of other seriously very candlesticks and coloured candles readily available. The Alphabet Brush Pots are a signature item and they also have a huge variety of paper products, lampshades, tableware, and even household furniture. I desire we experienced a keep like this in the US! 

Candle Flair

I talked about Candle Flair in a recent post but just have to give them another shout out. I Enjoy their beautiful candles – the colors, the shapes…cannot get plenty of. 

Sharland England

This is Louise Roe’s homewares corporation so you know I’m a complete fangirl. She created genuinely wonderful rattan items with scallops and tons of charming tiny specifics, and they are just so charming and flexible. Each and every room can gain from a touch of rattan! She’s also promoting antiques on the web-site. Right now there are a range of antique wood chairs with cushions manufactured out of very materials from United kingdom favs like Soane Britain, Penny Morrison, Veere Grenney, and many others. One particular or two of these chairs would incorporate so considerably character to any space. 

The Lacquer Firm

I have been obsessed with The Lacquer Corporation for a while now and the only motive I have not nevertheless taken the plunge on one particular of their signature Belles Rives trays is due to the fact I simply cannot decide on a coloration – they are all too excellent! I have observed them in individual at KRB and they’re just soaked in awesome lacquer colour – truly even a lot more spectacular than predicted. They also have lamps, mirrors, furnishings, desk extras and a lot more. 

Hum London

In the latest decades I have discovered the electricity of a putting lampshade, and Hum London is a wonderful useful resource. Started by two sisters during lockdown, Hum London does whimsical, colorful hand-painted lampshades in a assortment of fun, eye-catching styles. Every single lampshade is a person of a form and would include this kind of personality to any lamp!  


No surprises in this article – I’ve become a big admirer of Penny Morrison and Soane Britain, and hope to include materials from these organizations into my new condominium! I’m also imagining of working with Veere Grenney’s Folly on my eating chairs. It reminds me of a fabric my Mom used in our household growing up and I seriously love it! 

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