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Shop London: Our editor picks from the homeware brands taking part

ES’ Homes and Property Editor shares the items she’ll be adding to her basket during Shop London

Shop London
By
Prudence IveyEditor, Homes & Property
@PrudenceIvey
16 April 2021
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ever has a city collectively spent more time at home or more money on improving it than London has this past year. Now it’s time for the fun bit — the finishing touches.

And there’s nowhere better to find them than in the capital’s independent businesses.

Join the Evening Standard in supporting these brilliant high street spots that have done the hard work of sourcing the best stuff for you. All you have to do is splash out on their best wares.

Ellelyne Home Udu marbled quilt in blue and yellow

Offer: 30% Discount Code: ESSHOPS

New homewares brand Ellelyne was founded by Afoke Bakpa, who relocated from Lagos to the UK in 2020 and now sources products from artisans in India, Nigeria and Turkey. Made from pretty hand-marbled cotton voile in Jaipur, this quilt would work as a summer-weight duvet alternative or even as a cosy option for chilly evenings of outdoor socialising.

Ellelyne Home

Four Store Hydro Herbs Trio

Offer: 10% Discount Code: TERRARIUM10

With branches in Notting Hill and Shoreditch, Four Store will keep you well stocked in terrariums, lights or, most excitingly, hydroponic herb kits. Go all out with a trio set made from reused wine bottles (nice to see all that lockdown boozing being put to good use) for a mess and fuss-free home grown herb garden.

Four Store

Hamalie Front face complex small pot

Offer: 10% Discount Code: HAMALIE10

Hand painted in Kenya and entirely unique, the Endo Squared plant pots will set your houseplant jungle apart from the crowd.

Hamalie

The Present House Company Beatrix candlestick in blue

Offer: 10% Discount Code: ESSHOPS

Thanks to the pandemic, tablescaping is a word no longer reserved for those in the interiors biz but has infiltrated all of our homes and now, with the relaxation of lockdown rules, our gardens. These handblown glass candlesticks will make your table look pretty as a picture.

The Present House

W.A. Green Tequila nights table set

Offer: 15% Discount Code: ESSHOPS

Who among us doesn’t have big plans for this SUMMER OF FREEDOM? Go strong in the garden party game with a tequila set from Mexico – a statement of intent writ large. A pair of Mexican recycled glass shot glasses plus hand-beaded mat will add a little foreign flourish, even if a proper holiday abroad is currently off the cards.

W.A. Green

Mud Pebble bowl, medium

Offer: 10% Discount Code: MudEveningStandard10

Embrace relaxed Aussie-style dining with a set of studio-made porcelain bowls from Sydney brand Mud. Splash out on a set in mismatched pastels for a pretty backdrop to even the most basic mid-week pasta.

Mud

Dellasposa Gallery Souvenirs d’Oceanie, Henri Matisse, framed lithograph

Offer: 15% Discount Code: DELLASPOSA15

How to fill your empty white walls? You might as well start with a master. Prints and editions are a surprisingly affordable option (not the same as cheap) such as this bold, colourful lithograph by Henri Matisse.

Dellasposa Gallery

Ceraudo Dolce Dots Cushion in Roulade

Offer: 15% Discount Code: ESSHOPS

Sisters Emily and Victoria Ceraudo source vintage gems from across Europe as well as offering their own line of homewares with an aesthetic strongly inspired by the styles of the past. Redolent of the Fifties but erring just on the right side of twee, a polka-dotted pink frilled cushion is just the ticket to refresh your living room.

Ceraudo