spotlight on: ben pentreath

As I’ve alluded to before (here and here), I love vintage items for the home… whether they’re antiques or were purposely made to look slightly weathered and “lived in”, I think they can make rooms look homely and far more interesting than if were decked out solely in brand new Ikea (no offence, Ikea, you have your uses). I recently discovered the shop of Ben Pentreath, situated next to his architectural and design company in London’s Bloomsbury, which typifies this notion. He runs it with the help of decorative artist and maker, Bridie Hall, and it’s full of the most beautiful products, including prints, furniture, stationery, books, as well as what they call ‘curiosities’. It’s like rummaging in a flea market or antiques fair, you never know what you’ll find.

{images via Ben Pentreath}

Not only is their shop filled with downright gorgeous items (see below for the pieces I’d love to swipe – the spotty cushion? I die), I also urge you to take a look at their inspiration blog which includes shots of Ben’s Dorset home. It’s like something out of a Jane Austen novel… major house envy, people. Enjoy.


{1. Tutti Frutti print – £50 / 2. Hobnail pitcher – £70 / 3. Dot cushion – £55 / 4. Lustreware cup & saucers – £45 / 5. John Derian plate – £38 / 6. Sense & Sensibility – £14.99 / 7. Preserving jars – from £3 / 8. Paris paperweight – £25 / 9. Alphabet rubber stamps – £20 / 10. Ikat silk cushion – £130}

COMMENTS   comments1

  1. Katy
    30 June 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, that’s my lunchtime sorted! xx

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