My favourite interior retailers – Part 1 {That January pay cheque can’t come quick enough!}

Happy New Year everyone! Didn’t Christmas just fly by!? It seems like a distant memory now and going back to work this week was so hard and I don’t know about you, but my bank balance has seen better days so as much as I enjoyed two weeks of relaxing and eating mince pies at three in the afternoon, those bills won’t pay themselves…needs must as they say!

Now that all the Christmas decorations have been packed away, the house can seem a little bare. It’s usually the first few months of a new year where I start to think about exciting new projects I’d like to complete (and some old ones that I didn’t get round to doing last year!) and I tend to treat myself to a few new accessories if things are looking a little tired or worse for wear, maybe some new cushions or a lamp.

There are hundreds of amazing retailers selling gorgeous homewares but there are a few which are my favourite, my go-to companies whenever I’m in need of a little retail therapy, so, in this post I’m sharing some of my all-time favourites along with some ideas on what to spend that January pay cheque on. If you like the look of something in this post simply click on the picture and you’ll be taken straight to the website! Enjoy!

Cox & Cox {Particularly great for mirrors and storage solutions} 

First up is my absolute favourite, Cox and Cox. Their homeware and furniture products are beautifully and thoughtfully designed and have a certain timelessness. I recommend signing up to receive their seasonal catalogues, they’re packed with inspiration but be warned, you’ll want it all!

Three Scallop Edge Mirrors- Cox & Cox
Two metal trunks- Cox & Cox

Rockett St George {Particularly great for quirky, statement pieces}

Rockett St George is quite a recent discovery of mine, they’ve only been on my radar for a couple of years now but boy what a find!  Their products are bold and eclectic, often with a glamorous edge with lots of metallics and quirky prints. It’s refreshing to see a company which injects humour and fun into everything they do as ultimately that’s what interior styling should be, full of fun and personality! Their homewares don’t take themselves too seriously and would make great talking points, take this concrete brogue plant pot for example…

Concrete brogue plant pot- Rockett St George

Based on the Texas Longhorn, a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, this faux skull is simply stunning, just look at that ornate metalwork, it would instantly add drama and personality to a room.

Faux bull skull – Rockett St George

Oliver Bonas {Particularly great for modern ceramics and tableware}

I love Oliver Bonas for its fresh and contemporary design; think geometric patterns and pops of bright colour. Check out the Carrara range inspired by Italian architecture and influenced by Scandinavian ceramics. Prices start from £18 for a set of two marble espresso cups & Saucers.

Carrara range of ceramics – Oliver Bonas

Or this set of beautifully sleek marble and gold cheese knives. They’d look gorgeous out on display in the kitchen.

Set of four cheese knives Oliver Bonas

The Cotswold Company {Particularly good for painted furniture}

The Cotswold Company offer beautiful ranges of wood and painted wood furniture with a modern country feel. It’s all study, well-made furniture with timeless appeal. I am a sucker for anything with steel cup handles and basket drawers so I’m really in my element whilst browsing their website! Our kitchen dresser from The Cotswold Company is one of my favourite pieces in our home and I’m looking to get some new bedside tables from here soon too. I absolutely love their range of pantry units, take a look at this Oxford painted larder, WOW!

How lovely is this sideboard complete with wine rack? It would make an excellent home for cutlery and crockery.

Caldecote French Grey Sideboard with Wine Rack – The Cotswold Company

Nordic House {Particularly good for candles and lanterns}

Known for its relaxed Scandinavian design, Nordic House offers beautiful homewares which are simple, elegant and celebrate the home as being a cosy sanctuary. As pioneers of the Danish wellbeing movement ‘Hygee’ (pronouned hoo-gah) their design ethics are all about contentment, familiarity, comfort and simplicity. I was lucky enough to be asked by ‘Style At Home’ magazine to contribute some thoughts towards an article written by Sandie Wallman from Nordic House. The article is on all things ‘Hygee’ and how texture plays a part in it so look out for that in the upcoming March issue!

This hurricane lantern with smart leather cuff has caught my eye and it’s on sale at £9.60

Sleek mini hurricane -Nordic House

Or what about this rustic, hand-crafted beauty? A truly unique piece which would add oodles of texture and warmth.

Reclaimed wood candle lantern- Nordic House

Be sure to follow these companies’ Instagram accounts for the latest interior trends and inspiration on how to style their products and look out for Part 2, coming soon, with more inspiring and exciting companies!

Are there any homeware retailers I’ve missed? I’d love to know your favourites too so why not leave me a comment below and if you’ve enjoyed this post, why not subscribe so that you don’t miss any future posts!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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