Treasure Troves: Unique Interiors Finds with Grazia magazine
Grazia magazine’s 11th February 2019 issue features a really lovely article, Treasure Troves, by Lifestyle Editor Rachel Loos, which focuses on independent UK interiors boutiques, both bricks-and-mortar and online.
It included ‘top picks’ from interiors bloggers, influencers and experts (waves at buddy Bianca from the gorgeous French for Pineapple blog!) and I was very flattered to be asked for a pick of my own. I went with The Future Kept, an online shop run by husband-and-wife team Jeska and Deane, who also co-write the beautiful Lobster & Swan blog (and who own a garden ‘shedio’ that I covet greatly and am desperately trying to emulate). Their offering is a perfectly curated mix of artisanal wares from a mix of independent makers, spanning into accessories, jewellery and natural skincare as well as interiors items, and I’ve purchased several pieces from there for my own home (and body) over the years, all of which have arrived in delightfully wrapped brown paper packaged tied up with string, which makes me think of that song every time.
There’s some great brands mentioned: I’m already a fan of Homeplace (who happen to be Walthamstow ‘neighbours’ of mine and offer a curated mix of new and vintage wares) and Yonder (who stock THE most beautiful Moroccan rugs), but I’ve also been enjoying a good ogle of Into Mills and Ingredients LDN: I’m a big advocate for sustainability and accountability in interiors, which can have a tendency to feel quite throwaway at times, so it’s great to see small brands who embody slow living and mindful consuming highlighted like this.