Shoreditch in London’s East End has plenty of stylish home design stores. So, if you want to kit out your home, head down to this trendy area, where you can buy chic porcelain mugs, William Morris-inspired wallpaper, and even a bed designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread. Here’s our guide to the best home design stores in Shoreditch.
This design store specialises in hand-crafted, bespoke furniture and home accessories. It sells a range of eye-catching sofas and chairs covered in a patchwork of hand-stitched textiles – always bold and distinctive – as well as wallpaper, chandeliers, lampshades, mirrors and vases.
Set up in 2009, Milk Concept Boutique sources its goods from internationally-recognised designers and emerging designers, including those from the local area. The shop is housed in an 18th-century building and sells furniture, wallpaper, tiles, lighting, mirrors, tableware, chairs and rugs.
Labour & Wait's shop in Redchurch Street | Courtesy of Labour & Wait
This bright and airy shop on Redchurch Street – renowned for its quaint, independent stores – stocks carefully designed goods from specialist traders across the world, including clothing, kitchenware and stationary. Think Japanese kettles, enamel milk pans and clothbound notepads.
Also on the lovely Redchurch Street is Monologue, selling high-quality furniture, lighting, ornaments and lighting. Go there for hanging copper lamps, modular sofas, glass vessels and brass candle holders. The shop sources its stock using a mixture of emerging designers and established brands.
Founded by husband and wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley, this luxury interiors and fashion brand was was set up in 2011. The business has since become renowned for its William Morris-inspired designs – swirling patterns of floral and foliage are a common theme. The flagship store is an attraction in itself, housed in a 2,000 square foot townhouse where you can buy wallpaper, lamp shades, chairs, sofas and clothing.
This shop – run by Polly George, Kaoru Parry and Rheanna Lingham – was set up in 2006, and sells a wide range of objects including homeware, jewellery, clothing and stationary. Shop here for biodegradable multicoloured bamboo bowls; a glazed ceramic pot for making your own vinegar in (who knew?); and scented candles (think aloe and cucumber).
For those wanting to give their home a rustic look, head to Elemental on Shoreditch High Street. This shops offers a selection of vintage furniture – like a mid-1800s trestle table and a 1950s oak display cabinet – as well as antique decorations, such as a mid-20th century Daily Expressboard on which sports headlines used to be pinned.
SCP sells a range of homeware sourced from modern designers, including furniture, lighting, textiles and rugs. Check out the shop’s bed by renowned artist Rachel Whiteread; the fibreglass rocking chairs by Modernica (a modern take on Charles Eames’ original 1950s design, available in a range of funky colours); and a ‘canteen’ table made from scrap wood by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek.
Take your old furniture to 7 Upholstery for a makeover. The shop will revamp your tired sofas and chairs using an upholstery fabric of your choice – there’s an extensive range to choose from – so you won’t need to splash out on replacements just yet.
As well as its highly-rated bikes, this cool shops sells a selection of homeware, most of which are handy objects to have around your home. Products include cast iron bottle openers, glass tumblers, teapots, copper scissors and porcelain mugs. Lovely.
Established in 2008, Jasper Morrison sells a range of useful, everyday objects, which are either designed in-house or sourced from makers across the globe (often by anonymous designers). The shop boasts a collection of furniture, kitchenware, lighting, stationery and gardening tools.
Head down to Decorum on Shoreditch’s Boxpark for shabby-chic furniture, lighting, gardening accessories and kitchenware. The shop is run by Christina Karoulla, who has more than 18 years of experience in interior design and retail.