We round up our favourite interiors stores, from well-known high street brands and chic lifestyle emporiums to unique independents
1. H&M Home
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H&M’s growing home offering has a new dedicated standalone store in West London, housing a broad range of trend-inspired collections. Find fashionable small tables, shelving, stools, mirrors and pendant lights here, in a variety of contemporary styles, from modern lines in powder-coated steel and marble, to natural shapes featuring wood and straw. We love the Marble Table (from £79.99), as well as the cane table and armchair, pictured. Look out too for a brand-new Regent Street store, opening in the spring of 2019, or shop the homeware edit online.
H&M Home, Unit SU1206, Westfield London, W12 7HT, hm.com
2. Design Vintage
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Its Scandi-inspired modern and reclaimed pieces have put Lisa Brass’ concept store on the map, and now she has expanded into additional premises on London’s King’s Road. From its simple beginnings in Brighton, to a showroom and café in Chichester, the brand has found its latest home in a revamped former bank, with plenty of room to showcase lighting and furniture from established Danish designers as well as one-off finds like vintage metal lockers and rustic benches.
224-226 Kings Road, SW3 5UA, designvintage.co.uk.
Contemporary-chic French homeware brand Caravane crossed the Channel with a colourful Marylebone store a few years ago, and now it has opened a second shop, fittingly located in recently reimagined Kings Cross’ Coal Drops Yard, where art, commerce and culture collide. A curated edit of beds, sofas, curtains, homeware and lighting, punctuated by raw French linen and Indian block printing, reflects the global travels of its intrepid owners, Véronique and Jack-Eric Piedeleu. We love the Jaspero plate (£95) from the new Black & White Collection.
Caravane Kings Cross, Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, N1C 4DQ, 020 3819 8660, caravane.fr.
This colourful US import is the gift that keeps on giving. For quirky homeware, vibrant ceramics and embellished textiles in on-trend neon pops and rich jewel hues, this brand’s homeware department is the place to find irreverent pieces. Shop in-store at one of its eleven UK branches, including London’s Kings Road and Regent Street, or browse and buy online. We love its handy door furniture, from hooks to cabinet pulls, and the well-stocked kitchen department offering chic table linen, tea towels and aprons, as well as cook books and glassware. The latest interiors edit also includes hand-painted vases by East London illustrator and potter Laura Bird (from £36) and a rug-printed Ottoman (£998), which takes its cue from the motifs of traditional Berber carpets.
5. French Connection Home
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Known for its on-trend pieces from side tables and chairs to lighting, accessories and rugs, the homeware diffusion line of this popular clothes label has carved a niche for affordable, organic pieces, in metal, wood and natural fibres, as well as a selection of tribal-inspired textiles. Highlights of the spring and summer collection, which celebrates artisan craft inspired by the slow living trend, include oversized bamboo pendant lighting, chic beaded chandeliers, 1970s-inspired cane chairs, chunky eucalyptus wood coffee tables and colourful cushions for an artfully undone, informal look. 31 stores nationwide.
6. The New Craftsmen
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For contemporary craft pieces, you can’t beat this exquisite collective, which curates, commissions and sells direct from a host of talented makers from across the British Isles. Covetable homeware encompasses furniture, glassware, ceramics, lights, textiles and artwork, by designers including ceramicist Olivia Walker and furniture maker Sebastian Cox. Look out too for regular artistic collaborations, such as this spring’s buying exhibition of delicate free blown glassware, courtesy of maker Jochen Holz, paired with expertly collated foliage, by floral designer Philippa Craddock (7 March to 30 April 2019).
The New Craftsmen, 34 North Row, W1K 6DG, 020 7148 3190, thenewcraftsmen.com.
Article written by Emma J Page.