Our favourite independent shops

With the credit crunch still looming and interior giants such as Habitat closing down, it’s now more than ever that we need to support our independent stores. The pros of shopping for homewares from independent retailers are endless, and the proof is in the pudding when you see the gorgeous variety of products on offer. You can find several brilliant guides to England’s best independent shops through websites such as Independent London and Unchained Online Guide.  Below is a our selection of the best independent shops that specialize in homeware!

An Angel at my Table is a family-run company {6 people and 1 dog} who will ‘bend over backwards to offer something different’ to their customers. They offer quirky and individual products with an definite artisanal quality, all selected for their originality rather than perfection. Whether it’s English or French furniture, fripperies and petites folies, An Angel at my Table have a beautiful and cleverly thought out collection.

Lily & Lime is the brainchild of busy working mother, Kristen Bridge, in reaction to the age old dilemma of selecting the perfect gift. The philosophy of Lily & Lime is to provide unusual, stylish and perfectly present gifts for all.

Baileys Home & Garden sell a heady mix of vintage and new from a variety of different sources, all sharing the qualities integral to their philosophy – ‘repair, reuse and rethink.’ The family run business loves to reuse unloved items and give them a new lease of life. When not reusing and recycling; Baileys design simple and useful products with a subtle sense of humour.

Camel & Yak is a young business specializing in beautiful and delicate French & Scandinavian lifestyle products, thriving from a loyal customer base. The vast selection of home wares are charming, colourful and would be complementary to any style or decor.

Cox & Cox is a treasure trove of decorative home accessories which are both beautiful and practical. The product range taking influence from all around the globe, taking note from childhood memories but often adding a contemporary twist. The team behind Cox & Cox have a strong design background which shines through in their choice of products.



Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.