Interior brands we love
Over the past couple of years, our homes have at times become our entire world, driving home (pun intended!) the importance of creating a chic yet comfortable atmosphere in which to work, rest, play and simply live. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together our favourite interior brands, from luxury eco-conscious start-ups to classic household names.
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For timeless, high-quality furnishings with a playful touch, look no further than newly launched home and lifestyle brand TROVE, created by the interior design firm Studio Duggan. For craftsmanship, it’s unrivalled. We particularly love the bedroom collection, featuring elegant upholstered headboards, ruffled pillows and bamboo bedside tables. There’s also a bespoke customisation service to personalise your home, plus one-off vintage treasures which have been hand-selected and restored by the design team.
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We adore Nkuku’s aesthetic - it’s the definition of bohemian chic, combining earthy colour palettes with contemporary, handmade creations. From tableware and storage, to lighting and furniture, their range is expansive, but what we love most of all is their commitment to sourcing eco-friendly materials and working fairly with artisans all over the world. The brand’s core values - ‘Ethical’, ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘Handmade’ - are ones we strongly resonate with. Highlights include their elegant mirror collection (including the striking Murwara Arch Mirror), handcrafted using sustainable materials such as reclaimed teak, antique brass and iron, and perfect for styling hallways, bedrooms or bathrooms.
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If you follow former fashion journalist Louise Roe on Instagram, you may already be familiar with her stylish country-chic interiors. Sharland England is a celebration of all things nostalgic, from wicker pieces to antique chairs to romantic pleated cushions. Everything is thoughtfully handmade and made to last - an ethos Kair shares. We particularly love their sustainable handwoven wicker pieces, crafted from 100% rattan, such as the adorable Bunny Bench, which can sit at the foot of a bed or by the front door.
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We can’t get enough of Lick Home, a London-based online home decor start-up with sustainability and community as their driving force. Their mission to create a people-powered decorating movement is particularly inspiring. With their pigment-rich low VOC paints, FSC-certified wallpapers and eco-friendly decorating supplies you can decorate with a conscience, while their peel-and-stick samples make choosing a colour a dream. We especially love their range of animal-print wallpaper, featuring equine folklore motifs, tropical parrot prints, eclectic elephant parades, and playful monkey murals.
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We’re not sure this one needs an intro. The London-based wonder emporium is a classic for a reason, with its iconic prints, fabrics, ornaments and rare antiques. Its home to the latest and greatest in interior design, from sumptuous cushions, rugs and curtains, to sculptural lighting and other fabulous home accessories - a real treat for your living spaces. If you’re looking for quite a major update, Liberty’s collection of antique, old and handwoven oriental rugs is particularly special, and an investment worth investing in.
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Glassette is a new online marketplace founded by broadcaster-cum-interiors-tastemaker Laura Jackson alongside homeware buyer Daniel Crow. It’s a digital treasure trove full of beautifully designed, consciously crafted homeware and interiors products from 120 hand-selected small/independent brands which are sure to bring joy to your home environment, with the idea being to ‘shop small’. From ceramics to glassware, and candles to textiles, you’ll find everything you need to dress up each room. We particularly love the Tuft Luck Astro Throw, handwoven using recycled cotton, and exclusive to Glassette, which can be used as wall art, as a bed throw, or even as a picnic blanket.
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Wearth partners with over 100 independent UK brands making contemporary eco-friendly and ethical products, including sustainable, handcrafted furniture and homeware, all made in the UK with either reclaimed/recycled or accredited sustainably sourced wood. From tables and pegboards, to cushions and bedding, there’s something for everyone (we’re a big fan of these eco-friendly reusable kitchen rolls, handmade in the UK with highly absorbent organic terry cotton, and conveniently machine washable).
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Flora Soames, one of House and Garden’s Top 100 interior designers, channels old and new into her stunning collection of fabrics, wallpaper, furniture and home accessories, all hand-printed/woven in British mills. Each design has a distinct flair, combining rich colours with bold prints and varied textures, and finished to the highest standard. Plus, pieces can be made to order in any combination of Flora Soames’ signature fabrics. We particularly love the ‘Pom Pom’, a playful occasional circular stool, guaranteed to elevate any space.
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We adore Host’s collection of fun, stylish and affordable homeware. Founded by fashion editor, Sophie Warburton, it’s all about those finishing touches which bring the whole room together and give it character - think hand-embroidered table linens, chic waste paper bins, hand-blown Borosilicate glass candlesticks, and cute ruffle cushions. Among of our personal favourites are the gorgeous coloured Zelda glass candlesticks, which you can combine with Host’s matt rainbow candlesticks to create a striking table centrepiece or mantlepiece display. The candles themselves are all hand-dipped in Denmark, as well as drip-free and fragrance-free, and sure to be the talk of your table or living room.
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Whether you’re reupholstering a favourite piece, or overhauling an entire room, Ceraudo’s playful Italian-inspired designs will let you furnish with flair. Combining bright colours and bold prints with classic shapes, they’re both statement pieces and timeless additions to any room. Plus, with FSC-certified wood, locally-sourced trims, and 100% durable linen screen-printed fabrics, their designs never compromise on sustainability. We particularly love their new Orpha range, featuring abstract forms and chromatic scale inspired designs.
With this list of our favourite interior brands, you have everything you need to furnish your home with exquisitely made, beautifully designed, long-lasting and sustainable pieces.
Cover image by Orpha