These Are the Best Home Design Stores in Notting Hill
Notting Hill in leafy West London – famed for its colourful Victorian townhouses and market on Portobello Road – has plenty of homeware shops selling everything you could need to overhaul your flat. Here’s our guide to the best home design stores in this part of the capital.
Cafe, Coffee Shop, French, German
This small shop is an excellent place to find vintage furniture sourced from the UK and across the globe. Current stock includes a mid-century modern teak table, an antique French enamel colander, a 1940s office clock from West Germany and art deco ceramic storage jars.
Tableware at Ceramica Blue | Courtesy of Ceramica Blue
For snazzy tableware, go to Ceramica Blue. This shop, which has been going since 1987, sells brightly decorated cups, mugs, jugs, bowls, plates and kitchen utensils. Founder Lindy Wiffen was brought up in New Zealand, something which she attributes to her fondness for bold colours, and her choice of stock reflects her eclectic taste in design.
This boutique in Elgin Crescent offers a selection of lighting, furniture, mirrors, textiles and home accessories. You’ll find beds, sofas, chairs, rugs, bookcases and chests of drawers. The family company now has a number of stores in the UK, but its Notting Hill shop was the first to open in 1974.
Head to Brissi for homeware, furniture, mirrors, textiles and lighting. The brand, which holds ‘kindness’ at the core of its design process, was founded by friends Arianna Brissi and Siobhan McKeating back in 2001. Shop here for dining tables, chairs, beds, tableware and bookshelves. The shop itself is designed to look like a home, too.
Katrina Phillips, an interior design brand based in Ibiza and London, sells products inspired by different cultures across the world. Shop here for handmade ceramic espresso cups, a sculptural lamp made from a mixture of limestone and sandstone, and an aluminium chair. The brand also offers a full interior design service, where it will work with you to revamp your flat.
This trendy design studio, founded by British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, opened its store in Notting Hill in 2014. The duo aims to ‘recontextualise traditional craft through contemporary design’. It sells a range of stylish furniture and tableware with inspiration coming from the founders’ native countries.
Try Toast, located in a picturesque townhouse in Notting Hill, which has retained many of its original features. The shop sells a great selection of homeware including aprons, tea towels, bed linen, candles, ceramics, rugs, stationery and tableware. It also sells women’s clothing. The brand, which has more stores throughout south England, has a reputation for high-quality, stylish goods.
Wolf & Badger, which bills itself as ‘home to the world’s best independent brands’, opened its first store in Notting Hill in 2009. The company showcases a ‘curated selection’ of products by independent designers and artists. Go here for candles, cushions, blankets, ceramics, glassware, towels, lamps and prints. Everything on sale has been carefully chosen by the Wolf & Badger team, with an aim to connect to a ‘design-focused and socially conscious audience’.
Have a look inside BoConcept Notting Hill, which sells furniture made by the latest designers. On sale are chairs, sofas, storage units, beds and tables. There’s also home accessories like vases, lanterns, clocks, cushions, candle holders and flower pots. It’s a prime spot to find some contemporary additions for your home. BoConcept is an established homeware brand with stores across the UK.
This store, right next to Notting Hill Gate tube, is a good place to shop for blinds, carpets, bedspreads, cushions and other soft furnishings. The brand also sells customised furniture, made to order.