Christmas Inspiration

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I have been trawling Pinterest again today (nothing new there then!) for Christmas ideas to steal…..here are a few of my favourites:

 

For more Beatengreen Pinterest ideas click HERE

Back to Work

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Whilst Matt is hard at work,  I am mostly sitting in a cozy office browsing through beautiful brochures for that Wow Factor interior accessory. Following a very much needed extended break in South Africa I have returned this year to continue working on the renovation of a beautiful victorian property which has been completely overhauled. We are near completion so expect the pictures any time soon. I have also finally received the pictures from The Wedding of the year last year which I was lucky enough to be asked to design. The Wedding took place in a huge industrial barn and was a challenge to say the least but once completed looked absolutely amazing. It was incredibly romantic and an extremely rewarding process.

Its always about the weather…..

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I have just looked back at my previous posts to find them all to be about the weather! How very British we must be!

It is time for the seasonal update although it doesn’t really feel very May.

We are gearing up for the summer chaos and have a shop jam-packed to its metaphorical rafters, which does feel lovely. I keep stumbling across pieces that I have to take home, so hurry before its all gone! (We are moving house next month and as I have already been mentally living in the new house now for some weeks I decided I might as well furnish it too!)

Creative Workshops are starting again around July time and the new summer schedule will be released  over the next few weeks, so keep in touch if you fancy joining us!

We have just completed the design of a lovely holiday cottage and have the pictures in our Interior Design section for those wishing to sneak a peek… ….we are also working on the design of a very exciting wedding venue to be held locally in September in a hay barn! It will be a beautifully  stunning location once set up, and before and after pictures will become available following the Big Day.

Happy Summer!!

Workshops now at Porthmeor Studios and Beaten Green in COAST Magazine!

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What a cold winter! We returned from a sourcing trip (OK a holiday!) in South Africa at the beginning of February and hit reality with a thump, scarcely missing the snow that engulfed the UK all month. We have just been featured in Coast Magazine, which we had great fun shooting, and are really happy with the results.

Our trial design space turned back into a workshop as demand grew for painted furniture over the winter! So much for our extra comfort! I am now designing from the comfort of home in between taking Keiko for walks and entertaining my terrible two year olds!

The biggest news this season is the re-launch of our Creative Workshops which are now being held at no-other-than the famous Porthmeor Studios! I was delighted to accept an offer of hosting the workshops in this inspiring setting, which will enable us to hold larger sessions and spread creative joy to the masses!! The schedule will be posted imminently and will start at Easter.

In the meantime bring on the SPRING!!!

Kerry and Matt

Autumn News

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Autumn is setting in and the blankets are coming out! From my desk in the shop I can see the leaves gathering in the street and it makes me feel warm and cozy. I LOVE this time of year. The festival brings some interesting folk and the winter workshops are just around the corner. Bring on the scrabble games in The Sloop and the warm cider!

The shop is being ‘refreshed’ as normal and this month sees the return of my ‘office’ space which Janine and I are VERY excited about. With it, comes the installation of a sofa, coffee table and lamps, creating a respite for customers wishing to discuss design ideas and friends wishing to stop by for a coffee. Of course, we have to provide some extra comfort for Keiko the collie, now he is turning 10…..

We have expanded on our messenger bag range which is selling really well and are still making scrubbed topped tables as fast as they are flying out of the door! We are both at the shop at lot more now, (with the luxury of nursery for the twins!) which is providing much enjoyment in terms of our increased sourcing hours and Matt is relishing in the luxury of his new Salvage Hunter role!

See the Workshop page for dates and details of our upcycling projects, starting on the 30th October. Think of all the Christmas presents you can hand-make this year for a fraction of the cost of  something shop-bought and oodles more appeal! We hope to see many of you there!

Kerry and Matt

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