The arrival of autumn often brings with it an urge to redecorate and make our homes truly cosy once more after all we’ll be spending much more time indoors over the next few months! If you’ve been busy leafing through design magazines coveting the interior trends of the new season, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of independent stores in Cornwall where you’ll find everything you need to create the look. Whether lux layers and neutral tones have caught your eye, or you’re visualising splashes of bold colour (peacock blue, rich berry perhaps?) and retro fabrics, these independent businesses will be able to help you design your scheme and source everything you need. So get started on that mood board – you’re going to need it…
Jo & Co Home, Wadebridge
An emporium of laid-back luxury located on the Hawksfield site just outside Wadebridge. If calming neutrals, natural fabrics, and tactile accessories are your thing, then a visit here is a must (think Cornwall’s answer to Nkuku, or Rowen and Wren). From lambswool throws to add a cosy extra layer to your winter bedding, to sink-into-sofas you’ll never want to leave, everything from small accessories to investment furniture pieces can be sourced here – a great place to start with your autumn hygge project…
Why we love Jo & Co: You’ll also find on-trend fashion, stationary and jewellery at this lifestyle store; we could while-away hours here!
To find out more, visit joandcohome.com.
Iroka, Hayle & Wadebridge
Iroka has showrooms at Hayle and Wadebridge, covering both ends of the county. Known for its bold style and sleek aesthetic, Iroka offers a full interior design service, or you can simply visit one of the large showrooms and shop for furniture, flooring, curtains and accessories. If you need a little inspiration visit their recent projects page.
Why we love Iroka: These guys are experts in intelligent design – dream interiors, free from clutter and with everything you need for top-spec modern living.
To find out more, visit iroka.co.uk.
Conveniently located on the edge of Truro (Threemilestone Industrial Estate) Stylehome is an independent Cornish retailer which offers access to all the leading interior brands. Furniture, lighting, flooring, fabrics and window dressing are all given contemporary treatment, and advice and inspiration is at hand from the experienced and friendly team. From full-scale renovations and redesigns, to simply choosing new cushions, Stylehome is a one-stop shop for all your interior goals.
Why we love Stylehome: The design team have so much experience and knowledge at their fingertips, they will take your ideas to the next level!
To find out more, visit stylehome.co.uk.
Anna Dianne Furnishing, Lostwithiel
If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with historical character, it can be difficult to find the right furniture, fabric and accessories to fit in with your period property style. Anna Dianne Furnishings are specialists in interior design for older properties. Based in The Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel, itself a building with huge historical character and importance, Anna Dianne Furnishings is open to the public who are welcome to browse the selection of furniture and accessories, including some interesting antiques. In another section of the building is the teams’ paint and fabric workshop, where you can discuss your project in depth.
Why we love Anna Dianne: Look out for furniture paint workshops – a great way to reinvent tired pieces of furniture for a new season.
To find out more, visit annadiannefurnishings.com.
Willow & Stone, Falmouth
Sometimes all you need to update your home for a new season is a few subtle touches. In Willow and Stone’s beautiful Falmouth store you’ll find an excellent selection of hardware, including handles for doors and kitchen cabinets, ironmongery and lighting – all great ways of bringing a bit of style and interest into your home without too much trouble. Also look out for wrapping paper which is so appealing you’ll want to hang it on your wall (luckily they have oak poster hangers so you can do just that!)
Why we love Willow & Stone: It’s all in the detail. Make your house feel more individual with small touches to reflect your personality.
To find out more, visit willowandstone.co.uk.
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