For my first, new interior design blog entry, I decided to go out to my local interior design, London shopping area - Crouch End, North London and document the home interiors shops that I rate and recommend that you visit too. Plus all of these stores are within a 1mile radius so it has a high concentration of great stores for it’s size.
Crouch End prides itself on its collection of independent, boutiques, whose owners are full of interior design tips. The area that shuns bigger chain stores which gives the area the village feel it’s locals prize also has lots of independant café’s and bars to make a stop, sip ‘n‘ shop interior design day, so do venture out to N8
I love tiles, and when it comes to geometric patterns for both the traditional Victorian hallway or in contemporary colours to put anywhere you like, this shop which stocks ‘Olde English’ is a great resource. I sourced these tiles for a recent restaurant project in Knightsbridge which, used them beautifully to create an Oligarch’s grandmother’s toilet - yes this restaurant is very quirky and has been visited by royalty too. Take a look here http://www.marivanna.ru/london/
155 Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT
In their own words (lazy of me I know but they put it best)
“The best designed home accessories from Donna Wilson to Reiko Kaneko, from Marimekko to Normann Copenhagen and more. “
Perfect for home interiors gifts and treats for your own home.
14 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Ln, London N8 8PR
Floral Hall Antiques
If you’re a Francophile and appreciate beautiful furniture, this home interiors store updates it’s stock, direct from France, every four weeks. Concentrating more on large pieces then knick-knacks this is a serious place for a beautiful and unique dining table or industrial, decorative curio.
Crouch Hill, London N8 9DX
Jealous Gallery & Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre
In our opinion a room isn’t finished until there’s art up on the wall and if you have a cheeky sense of humour, Jealous is the place to go to. Graphic, surreal, ecclectic and sweary it’s all here. Pictured is their current takeover of the ‘Ply Gallery’ in the gorgeous art deco ‘Hornsey Town Hall’ which is always worth a visit for culture and drink (open daily).
27 Park Rd, London N8 8TE
The Broadway, London, N8 9JJ
Cassius & Coco
A cute and well-curated shop selling some of my favourite London Interior Design brands. There’s a heavy emphasis on current trends such as ‘new-crafting’ (my term for traditional crafts with a contemporary spin) and gorgeous soft furnishings. It’s also great place to buy cool presents for your favourite friends (and yourself).
31 Park Road, London , N8 8TE
If you like orange AKA 1950’s, 60s and 70’s furniture, in fantastic condition, then do call into Solomon. For rare and statement pieces you could base a whole room around, this’ll get your interior design creative mind whirring. Our fave for wow lighting.
37 Park Rd, London N8 8TE
A beautiful Tardis-like store (check out the back room too) which supplies smaller interior design pieces and furniture from France. Tastefully curated, and giving off an air of a stylish flea market store. I always go for the do-it-yourself light garlands (pictured), oilcloths and vintage posters.
39 Park Rd, London N8 8TE
Of Special Interest
The paradox of London country house can be bought here. You can buy beautiful neutrals in furniture and accessories and top off the look with the best smells and minimal candles in town. I love this store for the friendly owners and the attention to detail on it’s bespoke furniture and styling, which helps you to envisage the look in your home. They’re also an outlet for Mudd & Co simple, handcrafted kitchens which look good in any style of London home.
44-46 Park Rd, London N8 8TD
The Urban Flower Co
Bringing the outdoors in and making a house a home is a good floral arrangement – simple as that, but if you’re doing flowers, make them special, which they all are here. This boutique florist stocks the most fashionable blooms, cacti and succulents *walks into shop and takes deep intake of breath – mmm ahhh
47 Park Rd, London N8 8TE
Rocco Borghese Artlights
Did we already mention wow lights? Well these are WOW! lights. I’m yet to have a project to install one of these amazing glass pieces but as soon as I do……
The creations here are beautiful and bonkers at the same time, Pink Flamingo Chandelier anyone? Offering a high-quality, completely bespoke service you gets what you pay for and no one else will have the same (home interiors win!)
59 Park Road, London N8 8DP
Junk n8 Disorderly
Second-hand, no, pre-loved with a heavy emphasis on real wood and quirky decorative pieces. Too neat to be a junk shop but does have a suitably eclectic mix of furniture and accessories.
Weirdly no website but do pop in
26, Veryan Court, Park Rd, London N8 8JR
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