Our vintage and up-cycled furniture shop opened this month!
Going back to my roots yeah! - a hit by Odyssey, 1981. It’s true, I have returned to my home town, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Not to move back, but to open a small shop which in sort of a way has a connection with a job I used to do nearby, and also having just completed a 4 month project for a client, I have had the pleasure of reminiscing the good times and visiting old haunts whilst sourcing products.
It has been an interest of mine and of that in the past I restored antique furniture in a old pine shop in Baldock. This was during the good ole eighties when pine furniture was in abundance. Today we are lucky enough if we catch glimpse of a real old beauty, such as an old pine dresser or washstand. For me the pieces I worked on were more than just a fashion or a trend, they told of an age and of history; every piece had a story. I am curious, where are they all now?
I have opened a small shop area in Lifestyle, Churchgate, Hitchin. As it’s name suggests - a store offering furniture and household goods; vintage, antique and new. What I love about the shop is its relaxed atmosphere and unpretentious air, and on selling preference from store owner, Jo and Anna, anything goes.
A very unassuming and intriguing place to be. As you meander the isles and bays looking for that perfect find, you are sure to be amazed as stock changes everyday. What i love is restored, up-cycled and painted furniture. Also mirrors, lighting and fabrics which you will find from my collection in the store.
In my day to day schedule of out and about sourcing for clients I have an eagle eye for new finds, and i often find the odd chest of drawers that are just crying out for a re-style! I love to stumble upon old light fittings whether it be victorian or retro and fabrics and cushions are a must for my collection.
If you are looking for Bohemian to retro, strictly antique or just browsing, Lifestyle in Hitchin is where you will find our spot of lovingly restored furniture, up cycled and painted, antique and new. Along with a collection of mirrors, oodles of fabrics, cushions and oddities that are only cherished in the eye of the beholder.
Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 5.00 and Sun - 10.00 - 4.00