New Shop Discovery: Lovely and Company

After all that controversial celebrity designer stuff the other day, we’re going back in time now to seek out few design classics. A bit of vintage. Every interior should have something vintage. Even if you prefer modern and contemporary, something old will ground the space and give it more character. This might be the place to go.


I’m sometimes nervous of showing you vintage pieces as they tend to be one offs and by the time you get to the store the thing you wanted might have been sold. But then I thought that we don’t all like the same thing and the other great fact about this store is that the range of stock is huge.


So actually if we do all decide we want vintage Eames chairs and Anglepoise lamps then there are plenty of them.


The store is called Lovely and Co and is full of things that the owners (whose background is in music) would like to have in their own homes. Which is exactly the same principle behind this Objects of Design series.


Inside you’lll find mid-century, industrial, Danish and English stuff. There was a fabulous 1960s light by Terence Conran last week but my friend bought it so I can’t show you. But there really must be something for everyone here.

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If you prefer to see in real life before you buy, you can contact them and make an appointment to go to the showroom or workshop near Brighton station and they’re also more than happy to search out specific things for you. This is just a selection of my favourites. Yours might be different.




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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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  1. I have a similar chair to the leather one shown on the top image and it looks great. The only thing it is that it is really low so it disappears in big room or in spaces with high ceiling. I bought it in a antique market in Rome ten years and carried it back on my motor bicycle, don’t ask me how!

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